Living with diabetes can be challenging on its own, but when you’re sick, management can become even more difficult. Illness can cause your blood sugar levels to shift, and it can become harder to determine when your sugar levels are off due to already feeling pretty bad. If monitored poorly or not at all, diabetes can lead to other complications such as ketoacidosis or other long term effects. In older adults, it can be even more difficult because often they are juggling other health issues and medications. If you have ever struggled managing diabetes while sick or are unsure of steps to take if it happens to you in the future, these three tips are for you.