Please note, I think that including influenza (flu) in this thread might be a bit of a distraction, so please don't ...* Colds, sniffles, coughs and viruses: We (diabetics) are apparently supposed to get colds worse than non-diabetics, aren't we? Is that your experience? What do you do about it? Have over-the-counter cough/cold remedies helped or hindered? What do you use as prevention/treatment? What effect does a cold have on YOUR blood glucose? * I have had normal flu twice in my life, and swine flu once. They were a very different experience (and REALLY deserving of their own thread!) from the cold, cough, snuffle, sinusy virus mentioned above.