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Immune System shenanigans

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by lionrampant, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. lionrampant

    lionrampant · Well-Known Member

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8250330.stm

     
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    Useless Pretty Boy · Well-Known Member

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    I've never quite understood what the problem is meant to be with diabetics immune system. We get told every winter that we're at more risk to things such as flu. But I'm always the last person I know to go down to anything going round, and quite happily staved off swine flu while my fiancée had a really bad bout of it.

    Am I just lucky or what?

    But this is kinda awesome news.
     
  3. lionrampant

    lionrampant · Well-Known Member

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    No the problem with diabetes isn't that our immune system is compromised, it's that when we get an illness it can dangerously effect our BG control and additionally due to that effect prolong our recovery time.
     
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