During my last visit to the doctor, I was told that I needed a flu shot. I've avoided them and haven't ever had a lot of issues with the flu.
My doctor, who specializes in diabetes management told me that the elderly, infants, and people with diabetes (and a few other chronic conditions) should get a flu shot.
I understand that a very bad flu could take a lot out of a person with diabetes...and I even understand how it could force someone into ketoacidosis, but I couldn't shake the feeling that I was getting pressured into the flu shot. As if my doc had a bunch in the back she was dying to get rid of.
Anyone have any insight or feelings about this?
I told her that I had to think about the flu shot and we'd revisit the idea at my next appointment.
ok, this is just my opinion butGO WITH YOUR GUT m.. if you are a person who stays home. [housewife, mom ]ect i say NO every time i get the shot , i get sick, and i know what the pro's say YOU CANT GET THE FLY FROM A FLU SHOT .... however. everytime i do i get a cold or sinus inf or somrthing else. it lowers your resistance to other things ..if you work away from home i would say do it but do all the precautions as wellie. good hand washing, stay away from sick people . ...............again JUST MY OPINION
Alan, I was told when diagnosed (mind you, this was in a VERY long list of possibilities) that the immunization I rec'd in school for measles may have led to my Type 1 diagnosis a few years later...I know the article you speak of (we're in Toronto), and agree w/your sentiments re: drug companies ;)