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Re: [Re: [IP] Question about flu shot]



"Michael" <email @ redacted> wrote:
> My son was diagnosed earlier this year at 19-now 20-should he get
> the flu shot? He goes back to his endo on Nov 2nd and I was just
> wondered what your all's thoughts were on this subject.
> 
My doc recommends flu shots for all high risk individuals AND their 
caretakers (wouldn't want to be sick and try to take care of a sickee 
too).

Flu is dangerous for people with diabetes because of the risk of 
dehydration and elavated bg's caused by fever, etc...
email @ redacted

      I would also like to add the possibility of getting pnemonia as a
complication of the flu! This is what happened to myself before I got a yearly
flu shot. Spent 5 days in the hospital because of it and was extremely ill!
Have gotten a flu shot ever since and last year got the pnemonia vaccine too!
Denise


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