1. Cohen, Anita Stanziale MSN, RN, CS, CDE
  2. Edelstein, Elaine L. MS, RN, CDE


Clients with diabetes who experience an acute illness are at risk for severe hyperglycemic states or hypoglycemia that often results in emergency room visits or hospitalizations. Preventing these complications through educating clients in decision making and appropriate sick-day management is vital to positive outcomes. This article describes guidelines for sick-day management for home care clients with diabetes.