Last Modified: 7:27pm 18/03/2021

Patient Lifestyle Factors

  • Increased exercise (relative to usual)
  • Irregular lifestyle
  • Alcohol
  • Increasing age
  • Early pregnancy
  • Breast feeding
  • Inadequate glucose monitoring
  • Anorexia/poor appetite/interruption of enteral feeding
  • Reduced carbohydrate intake/absorption
  • Irregular meals
  • Food malabsorption (eg coeliac disease, exocrine pancreatic dysfunction)
  • Post bowel resection surgery
  • Reduced steroids without concurrent reduction in diabetes therapies

(based on JBDS: Diabetes at the Front Door, March 2020)