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Flu jab 2017!

Discussion in 'Reactive Hypoglycemia' started by Lamont D, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    @Lamont D I have been running higher since I had mine, but I had a small operation at the same time so was putting the change in levels down to that not the vaccine. Now you have me wondering...
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    My surgery just rang, I was going to have a pneumonia jab this afternoon (another diabetic freebie!) but they have had to postpone it til 26th, nurse off sick. I’m quite glad actually as I’ve felt a little rough since my flu jab headachy and blood sugars up a little. I had just got back to normal yesterday.
     
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  3. MICHAELD11

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    Hi I'm type 2 and got my flu jab last Saturday and it's had no affect on my BG levels. I have been type 2 for over twenty years, the only time I had a reaction was the first time I got the jab a number of years ago, was off work for a week as bad as could be with the flu I will never forget that experience. I would say don't be put off from getting the flu jab as reactions to it are not the norm.
     
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  4. sue4les

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    Hi I had my flu jab about two weeks ago now and found no side effects at all. BUT my husband and I both said the same thing that we did not feel anything and it makes us wonder if the jab was done properly. I did say to the nurse at the time have you really done it because I didnt feel the sting of the jab at all she said yes it was all done. So we shall wait and see as normally we dont even get a cold. Take care all. Sue
     
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    If the vaccine has been out of the fridge for long enough you shouldn't feel anything - you usually get the 'sting' when the vaccine is just out of the fridge!
     
  6. 62Rose

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    I've been putting off having it for the first time as I wondered how I might react. I am really not on top of my blood sugars still and can't bear the thought that it could make them worse. I hope you and anyone else affected soon feel well.
     
  7. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Flu will definitely make them worse -
     
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  8. Margie@home

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    Margie at home
    I never have a flue jab now. Twenty four years ago I had one and was ill for over a month. So far I have been fine. I worked with adults and children and never refused work with infectious people. I think it built up my immune system.
    I've been type 1 for 60 years.
     
  9. Rachox

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    I agree with @Bluetit1802 flu will definitely make them way worse. My flu jab did make me feel a little bit headachy for a few days and did put my blood glucose readings up, but only by about 0.5mmol/l for about 5-6 days
     
    #49 Rachox, Oct 15, 2017 at 3:52 PM
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