Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Diabetics Need to Get Flu Shots
Diabetics need to get a flu shot every year.
Diabetes makes it harder for the immune system to fight flu germs, and getting the flu can actually raise your blood sugar level. Anytime the body is under stress, your bodies sugar level will go up trying to fight the infection. And unfortunately your blood pressure will usually go up too.
I got my flu shot this week, so if you are diabetic, make sure you get your shot before flu season gets under way.