In people with diabetes - H1N1 flu infection increases the risk of severe illness and serious complications. Diabetes increases the risk of hospitalization and death in patients with H1N1 flu. Flu infection may interfere with blood glucose control as well.
If you have diabetes take the following steps to protect yourself from the flu:
Everyday steps to protect Yourself and Others: Follow the following steps regularly to protect your and your family’s health:
If you have flu like illness --to avoid spreading the infection stay at home from work or school and limit contact with others. Stay at home for at least 24 hours after your fever resolves (i.e there are no signs of a fever, without the use of fever-reducing medications).
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