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When to Call the Health Care Provider Call the health care provider right away if: • You can’t keep liquids down for more than 4 hours. • You have vomiting or diarrhea for more than 6 hours. • Your blood glucose stays over 240 mg/dL or under 70 mg/dL, even though you have taken your medication as directed in your sick-day plan. • You have not eaten normally for more than 24 hours. • You have a fever of 100.4˚F (38˚C) or higher. • You have trouble breathing. • You can’t stay awake or think clearly. • Your chest hurts. • You aren’t certain what to do to take care of yourself. 57


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