Does the flu shot affect blood sugar in diabetics

Are flu shots necessary for diabetics?

They don't always work because there are often so many different strains of flu going around that you get zapped by one your shot doesn't cover. Still, we think they're a good idea. Flu can upset control of blood sugar for insulin takers and flu shots are usually recommended for older people. Put those two groups together and you've just about covered the whole diabetic population.

Since flu shots themselves can cause rather heavy flu symptoms in susceptible beings, it's sometimes wise to take two half doses at different times. June always does this with flu shots and with shots she has to take for foreign travel as well.


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