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Blood Sugar Premier

by Regina Fancy (2020-02-29)

H1N1 has made headlines and triggered Blood Sugar Premier Review illness worldwide. The dangers of any type of flu are well documented. What's not widely known is the increased danger the flu poses for people with diabetes. Any infection can cause your blood sugar to rise, which poses a definite risk, especially for people whose diabetes is poorly controlled. These diabetics can not only experience complications, but they usually have a more severe and prolonged battle with the flu itself.Let me introduce myself. I am Matthew t. Draelos MD, a board certified endocrinology and metabolism specialist. People with diabetes should definitely get a flu shot, ideally in September, but even now if they haven't already done so. They should also get a pneumonia vaccine, since people with diabetes are three times more likely to die from pneumonia as well as flu.To minimize potential exposure to the flu, ask family members, close friends and coworkers to get a flu shot too. People with diabetes also need to take extra precautions in choosing over-the-counter medications to treat their flu symptoms. Some over-the-counter medications are safe, but many, including cough drops and liquid cold and flu medicines, contain added sugar. Look for the words 'sugar-free' when you purchase any medications. If you have any doubts, ask your doctor or pharmacist.