Healthy Living

8 Do's & Don'ts of Diabetes

3. Make sure you're up to date on all of your immunizations

Make sure you get the proper immunizations, like a flu or pneumonia shot. People with diabetes are at a higher risk of hospitalization or death from flu than non-diabetics. The symptoms of diabetes increase your chances of catching and suffering from the flu and its effects. High blood sugar levels decrease the ability of your immune system to fight infections.

If you are someone with diabetes, be the first one to get a flu shot.