Flu Shot Benefits Type 2 Diabetes Patients

flu vaccinePeople with type 2 diabetes can be protected from premature death by getting the seasonal flu vaccine. The flu shot also protects these patients from hospitalization caused by heart problems, breathing problems and stroke, a new study reports.

People with type II diabetes normally have greater risk of cardiovascular complications. The flu vaccination resulted in 19 percent reduction of heart attack hospitalization and 30 percent lower hospital admissions rates for stroke.

Bottom line: If you have diabetes, get a flu shot every year.

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It is in St Johns's Wood, a leafy area of the west end, just north of Harley Street and Regent's Park. The London Independent Hospital is in Stepney Green, hidden away just behind Mile End Road, just to the East of the City of London. Formally The London Jewish Hospital, it is a purpose built modern building with full facilities, beautifully appointed rooms, state of the art laser systems and, in case anything goes wrong (it really shouldn't), a fully covered Consultant 24 hour ward and Intensive Care presence - the only private hospital in London to have this.