A 19-year-old male with type 1 diabetes has the flu. The nurse expects what insulin changes may be required during the illness?

  • stopping all insulin
  • needing more insulin
  • needing less insulin
  • using the same amount of insulin
Number 2 is correct.
The client will likely require more insulin during his illness because the body produces more glucose while fighting infection. The client’s blood sugar should be closely monitored.