If you have diabetes—unless you are allergic to eggs – it is recommended that you get a flu shot every fall. And it’s a good idea for the people you live or spend a lot of time with to also get a flu shot.
Just like everyone else who needs to take precautions to prevent the flu, you are advised to do the following:
The AHN Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Health will help you form a plan if you become ill. Your blood sugar levels can be higher than normal when you're sick, even if you're not eating much.
Additionally, you should go to a doctor or go to an emergency room if any of the following happens to you when you are sick: