Flu shot could keep diabetics healthy

Posted at 5:45 PM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-26 17:45:59-04

If you're a diabetic, there's a new reason to get the flu shot besides preventing the flu.

Researchers in England studied the vaccine's effect on adults with Type 2 diabetes over seven years.

They found diabetics who got their flu shot had fewer hospital visits for heart attacks, strokes, heart failure, pneumonia and the flu.

These patients even had a lower risk of early death for any reason.

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