Fall is right around the corner, which means that flu season will soon be in full swing. For people with diabetes, getting this virus can lead to serious complications (such as pneumonia), so it is generally recommended that they receive a flu shot every year. And because it takes roughly two weeks for the vaccine to become effective, the ideal time to receive it is early September.
To find out what locations near you are offering the flu vaccine, type your zip code into the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services flu vaccine finder.
And to learn more about flu prevention and treatment, read the pieces “Drugs to Prevent and Treat the Flu” and “Fight the Flu With Food,” part 1 and part 2.
This blog entry was written by Web Editor Diane Fennell.