Swine Flu and Diabetics

By Latest Reply 2009-09-07 21:01:36 -0500
Started 2009-09-06 16:30:18 -0500

Hello everyone, Iam trying to get a logical response on this issue. The news once again stated that those with chronic diseases should be watchful and take the flu shot. Since I went vegetarian, I am not as sick as much yet when I do come down with a cold..WOW. so is it a good idea to get this shot or what?

11 replies

Crashnot 2009-09-07 20:32:18 -0500 Report

We won't be getting one, and never take the flu vaccine either. My 72-year old mother has avoided the flu vaccine the past five years, and they are the first years she has not had the flu! Regardless, I think most of us will be exposed to the virus before a mass vaccine is ready. So far, I'm only aware of two vaccines in the works, both use what's called an adjutant, which allows the companies to manufacture massive vaccines with very little seed virus. The adjutant in the one company's vaccine is not yet FDA approved, and was used in the anthrax vaccines given to Desert Storm departees. So far, all veterans returning from there with Gulf War syndrom were exposed to that adjutant and it's pretty strongly linked to causing the whole syndrome in the first place. We're taking massive doses of vitamin D (5,000 I.U. for my preschoolers, up to 10,000 for us) and hoping that makes our immune system strong enough for whatever comes.

Jipwhip 2009-09-07 19:13:54 -0500 Report

I plan on getting my flu shot not too sure about the swine flu vaccine will ask my doctor about that one.

love4dawgs 2009-09-07 18:54:45 -0500 Report

I always get my yearly flu shot, but am waiting for a dr. appt. to see if she recommends it. I babysit my grandson, so I will probably get it. My husband is a truck driver and listens to taLK RADIO. SOME PEOPLE THINK THE SWINE FLU SHOT IS AN ATTEMPT TO ERADICATE THE ELDERLY AND THE YOUNG! mE, I DONT KNOW!!

DiabetesDiva 2009-09-07 20:26:37 -0500 Report

That's just ridiculous! That is not what the H1N1 shot is being used for. It's to PROTECT the elderly and those with compromised health from getting sick & dying. I'm one of those, so I will get the shot. Sounds like a fear based radio station.

salmanda 2009-09-06 23:17:48 -0500 Report

I am planning to have the Swine Flu vaccine unless my doctor advises me not to do so. I am in contact with children daily so I think it would be a good idea.

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