Posted 10 October 2008 - 09:46 AM
I didn't get one last year, but the time is coming up to decide if I will get one this year.
Thanks for any thoughts you might share, pro or con:)
Posted 10 October 2008 - 09:50 AM
I am getting one this year.
“I don't expect everything to be handed to me. Just set it down anywhere.”.
diagnosed type 1 October 1986
currently using Medtronic MiniMed
Revel 723 with CGMS CLEAR [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Posted 10 October 2008 - 10:18 AM
S. Jill O'Roark -- Spotsylvania, VA (USA)
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Lantus, Humalog, Daily Exercise
And quit bringing up our forefathers and saying they were civil libertarians. Our founding fathers would have never tolerated any of this... For God's sake, they were blowing peoples' heads off because they put a tax on their breakfast beverage. And it wasn't even coffee.” -- Dennis Miller
Posted 10 October 2008 - 10:22 AM
I've seen way too many patients get knocked off their feet by the flu.
However, my sister has never had a flu shot and has never gotten the flu. It's all about personal choice.
T2, diagnosed 8/31/06.
Meds: Metformin-ER 500 mg twice daily, HCTZ 12.5 mg every other day for BP Enalapril 20 mg 1 daily (ace-inhibitor)
Diet: I eat to my meter, generally eating 75-100 carbs/day with the occasional splurge.
Posted 10 October 2008 - 10:24 AM
Dxed May 10th, 2006 @ 20yrs old
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12/15/08: 6.5 -getting better:)
Low Carbing 10/06/08
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Posted 10 October 2008 - 11:24 AM
the vaccine is a KILLED virus, and it takes about 3 weeks for the body to develop immunity to the virus
if you get sick before this 3 week period is over, then you have come into contact with the virus before you developed immunity
of course, this was explained to me AFTER i didn't get the flu shot one year, AND i got the flu............ man oh man, you do NOT want to get the flu....... slept for most of 6 weeks, crawling to the bathroom when necessary, unable to move for much else....... and the flu WILL raise your bg levels!
tip....... hold your arm up at the elbow to remove all tension/pressure from the upper arm muscle that is getting the flu vaccine injected into it....... since i've started doing this, the flu shot has NOT hurt me for 3 days after!
Posted 10 October 2008 - 11:26 AM
By Endurance, we conquer - Shackleton Family Motto
Insulin resistance is futile - I will win - me
Metformin 3000mg daily, Enap 5mg, Victoza 1.8mg, Lantus (currently 50u)
Diagnosed T2 on 26th Nov'07, with FBG of 21mmol/L (378mg/dL) and A1c of 11.6%.
Most recent 08/09/14: 8.2% (down 3.4%)
Posted 10 October 2008 - 11:31 PM
I usually get a shot because of where I work. I'm leaning toward getting one this year.
PS--Tiger Lily thanks for the tip about the sore arm. I often get a sore arm for days and will try your trick.
Posted 12 October 2008 - 09:46 AM
Posted 12 October 2008 - 09:53 AM
A1C June 2008 = 8.2
A1C Oct 2008 = 12.5 WOW!
A1C Nov 2009 =7.2
if it's to be, it's up to moi!!!
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