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Friday, February 23, 2007

Bird Flu and Diabetes


No one wants to catch the bird flu or any other viral infection for that matter! However, people with diabetes need to be even more careful than others, because infections push up blood glucose levels, and often require adjustments in drug dosages.

Tamiflu is an important weapon in helping people affected by bird flu and some other types of influenza recover. The U.S. FDA has issued a December 2006 update of the Patient Information Sheet for Tamiflu. I accessed it today at the following link:

http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/InfoSheets/patient/oseltamivir_phosphatePIS.htm#top

Do remember to ask your physician for precautions that you should observe, should you or someone in your family be prescribed a Tamiflu shot. Be especially careful when children are involved.

Write to me if you would like custom tips on what you can do to reduce the chances of a viral infection which could involve the risks of Tamiflu shots.


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