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Diabetes

Updated 27 January 2014

Adult diabetics need a flu shot

Adults with diabetes are vulnerable to flu and its complications, experts say – and they're also at higher risk of being hospitalised for flu.

Adults with diabetes are vulnerable to flu and its complications, experts say. Now a large new study finds they're also at higher risk of being hospitalised for flu.

"This increased risk is small (6%), but nonetheless is justification for targeting adults with diabetes to get vaccinated," said Johnson, director of the Alliance for Canadian Health Outcomes Research in Diabetes at the University of Alberta.

 

 

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