Diabetes increases flu complications

Thu, 15 Oct 2009
According to recent reports in diabetes news, people with diabetes need to be aware of their higher risk of developing flu and flu complications . According to the reports, swine flu can cause a secondary illness somewhat like pneumonia. For those people with chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes there is a greater risk of secondary illnesses.

The best thing to do in order to avoid flu is to get a vaccine. As well as a free government seasonal flu vaccine for people with diabetes, there is also a specific H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine. Getting both of these vaccines will help to protect diabetics from every strain of flu. Furthermore, a pneumonia vaccine will help to protect against this illness during winter.

There are a number of other precautions relating to flu. These include being very hygienic, washing hands, and avoiding other people that are sick or exposure to places with lots of sick people. Government websites include more specific advice for people with diabetes who are worried about flu.
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