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Diabetes and Flu: Not a Sweet Combination

The influenza virus can be debilitating for your diabetes patients for many reasons. Here are some tips to help you help them stay safe this year.

This year's flu season shows no signs of attenuating and has seen a signficant increase in flu-related deaths among both adults and children. There are many reasons to urge caution (and common sense) among your patients with diabetes who are more vulnerable to influenza-triggered complications and hospitalizations.Click through this short slide show for a few quick reminders on how you and your diabetes patients can work together to keep them safe and healthy. Source: As widespread flu activity continues, diabetes compounds dangerous risks. Healio Endocrine Today. February 23, 2018. Accessed March 1, 2018.