flu shot!

By Danni-the-diabetic Latest Reply 2010-01-08 17:21:00 -0600
Started 2010-01-05 23:51:39 -0600

As a diabetic I get sick often and my mom told me to get a flu shot so I dont get too sick to miss work. I heard the flu shot will get you sick a little, is this true? Would anyone recommend the flu shot or is it a bad idea?

11 replies

AddassaMari 2010-01-08 17:21:00 -0600 Report

Speaking of flu shot, Researchers are working on developing a flu vaccine incubated in insect eggs as opposed to chicken eggs. If successful, this will be good news for people who need, but can't take the shot because of allergies to eggs and poultry. I posted an article if any one want to read more about it.

ancoto 2010-01-08 14:14:04 -0600 Report

I get my every year and when I asked my doctor she said as a diabetic I should also get the H1N1 shot. So I did and I usually don't get sick at all from the regular flu shot I did get a little sick from the H1N1 shot but not too bad.

Mom and boys
Mom and boys 2010-01-08 13:57:14 -0600 Report

I got the flu and phenmona shots (both in the same day) I have skipped the H1N1. It was no big deal and better than getting sick this winter.

rankearl 2010-01-08 13:50:15 -0600 Report

hi my advice is get the flu shot i have gotten it for many years i have only got the flu once really bad in all this time hugs julie

AddassaMari 2010-01-06 18:12:04 -0600 Report

The first time I got a flu shot I was on Active Military Duty. I got so sick, I refused to take another. It was well documented in my records so I always got a pass on the mandatory shot. Since then, I avoid flu shots like the plague. By the same token, I have never had the flu, so that's not saying much.

For some it is good to have, it helps to boost the immune system, so that the body can fight the flu virus.

ptsparkle 2010-01-08 14:02:51 -0600 Report

I guess I'm in your boat (or dinghy). I'm just stubborn or crazy, but I don't take the flu shot, and I certainly wont take the H1N1. That's just me.

giojuju 2010-01-06 12:47:06 -0600 Report

i agree as diabetics we are more prone to getting sick very easy its better to be save than sorry i always say. you may get a little fever or cold as a side affect but was is that compared to pnemonia or something more complicated

Hinboyz3 2010-01-06 11:39:38 -0600 Report

I got the H1N1, didn't have any side effects at all!! didn't even hurt when I was getting the shot the nurse said they were using brand new micro needles.

sweething 2010-01-06 08:16:29 -0600 Report

I have had flu shots all the years I worked as a registered nurse, and all the years since. I never got sick from the shot. Those who tell you they do, do not truly have the flu. They have colds. I took both kinds this year, and nothing has made me sick. I, because of several illnesses, would have a serious illness from the flu. Your mother is giving you good advice.

Susie624 2010-01-06 05:59:22 -0600 Report

I would highly recommend getting the flu shot.My dr. makes sure I have mine every year and also is sure to keep my pnumonia shot up to date.Or maybe she just thinks I'm a pin cushion.

Elrond 2010-01-06 02:43:11 -0600 Report

I would highly recommend both a regular flu shot plus the H1N1 if it's available. While the shots have some potential to cause a slight reaction in a small percentage of the population, flu is very dangerous to persons with diabetes. Personally, I spent Christmas of 1993 in the hospital with pneumonia that started as flu. It nearly killed me. I've gotten flu shots at every opportunity since.

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