Sick Day Rules for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

The sick day rules below are for those living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. They have been adapted to include a few extra steps for people to consider during the current COVID-19 situation.

If you have the TREND or DAFNE sick day rules you can still follow these – the core advice is the same. However please note the additional info in the new guidelines on stopping other medications when unwell, such as blood pressure and heart medications. If you are still unsure, please seek medical advice from your GP or community pharmacy.