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Type one and illness

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Tylers73, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. Tylers73

    Tylers73 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Does having diabetes affect the way you fight infection? Cause I have been on and off Ill with chest infections and just never seem to able to fight infection like I used to before being diagnosed
  2. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    My view is? These cold & flu things adapt every year. That's just what they do. We may have kicked out a fair few viruses before a "strain" has slipped past the "antivirus software"?

    Personally. I feel I can fight it off quicker than when I was a kid. (& I've been a diabetic a long time.) , it's still not a pain in the arse when I get it....

    I just have to work harder on the BS managment while I'm at it.!
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