It’s that time of the year again
It’s flu season which means time for that yearly flu shot, and if you have diabetes a flu shot is especially important. This is because influenza can greatly affect your blood glucose levels and the recovery time is longer for those with diabetes. Influenza and Pneumonia are more likely to have complicated effects in those with diabetes.
Even if you still catch the flu after receiving a flu shot the vaccine lowers the risk of the respiratory tract complications as well as lowering other complications that can result in hospitalization or death.
Check with your Doctor or health care provider to schedule a visit for your flu shot. Some pharmacies also have walk-ins appointments for flu shots. Flu and pneumonia vaccinations are both covered by medicare part B.
In addition to a flu shot to help prevent catching and spreading the flu.
-Wash you hands with soap and water often.
-Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
-When you sneeze or cough use a tissue or cover your mouth with your elbow.
-If you get sick stay home and avoid contact with others to avoid infecting them