Further information you might find useful...

  • Most patients, like Daniel, advise a stash of snacks! Some steroids you may be on may mean your blood sugars are higher than normal, which is means your diet for diabetic patients may need careful monitoring - it's important for everyone to take the advice of your doctors and nutritionists as everyone is different.
  • When you're packing snacks, it's also important to stick to a neutropenic diet. Find advice here.
  • If you're snacking or eating more sugar than normal, frequent toothbrushing and good oral hygiene are also super important, and will offset any issues you have with your gums as a side effect of ciclosporin.
  • The AAT has a resource for young people giving advice on preparing for hospital stays. Find it here: Ages 5-11, Ages 12-16, For young adults.

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