This reminder was in my Mayo newsletter this morning, so I thought I would be sure everyone has seen it. My husband and I got our high-powered flu shots the first week in September. We get them every year because it’s good defense against illness for everybody and especially for those of us with diabetes and heart disease. Some people say the shot gives you the flu; that’s not true. The shot may not be fun, but it’s better than getting the flu. So, if you are a diabetic, get the shot and not the flu!
High blood sugar can weaken your immune system, making you more susceptible to the flu and its complications. So have you gotten your annual flu shot yet?