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Free flu jab offered to record numbers this year

Discussion in 'Diabetes News' started by DCUK NewsBot, Oct 16, 2019.

  1. VMK

    VMK · Well-Known Member

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    Huh! Didn’t know this till I got the letter today. I went and paid for the jab at Boots last week !
     
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  2. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    Well I think it odd that many of us here question the medical consensus on T2 diabetes and adopt a completely "anti the norm" way of eating to bring it under control but then blindly continue with statins and flu jabs.
    But that's just cynical old me.. you do you and i'll leave my jab in the needle.
    I feel I am the healthiest I have ever been and rarely even get a cold so....
     
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  3. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I do not get my yearly fluvax shot for being a T2 diabetic, but for having a COPD.

    The same with the Rosuvastatin I take it was prescribed by my cardioligist when I was had cardiac problems nearly six years ago. I still do not get any of these aches, pains or whatever ills I am supposed to get by taking them.
     
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  4. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    Superb .. providing it is a decision that you have made yourself with some input from your doctor..
    Many however simply do as they are told.. a position I now fear has created a lot of problems for the general population.. possibly more than it has cured.... just ask a GP when they last de-prescribed medication for someone.
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    My GP and I had a chat about me stopping Metformin, this was agreed to, but I had to wean myself off over a six month period.
     
  6. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    Any reason given why?
     
  7. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    No reason really, but had two more hba1c test that were holding steady on 34 mmol/mol so that's when I stopped.
     
  8. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,

    If get the flu jab. Had it last week. Never have any effects from the actual jab.
    Probably been having them yearly for the last 20/30 years.? Had nasty bouts of flu prior, but It hasn't stopped me from contracting the odd bout.. Just helps speed up recovery.?

    Could be just coincidence, since I stopped working with kids or members of the general public. I've not had that many issues with flu..

    Work atendence may also be improved regarding those with a stronger immune system? Wheather helped by a vaccine or not..
     
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    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I dont have the flu jab as, each time I used to have it, I got a massive ME reaction and could hardly move for days, so I dont have it anymore. My body is weird.
     
  10. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Since using a Libre. Feels like wearing a Libre for a sort while on the "spot."

    Suppose we all react to it indeviduualy.. We make an informed choice "to jab or not to jab." From past experience.
     
  11. michita

    michita Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I only started getting flu jab after diagnosis but I don’t think I will this year being a bit lazy... I seem to have very good and strong immune system (causing type 1 diabetes maybe?) I never get bad cold or I don’t think I ever had a flu even though I use commuting train with lots of people coughing .....
     
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