Influenza Virus Causes Potential Hospitalizations in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Nov 12, 2019
Editor: Steve Freed, R.PH., CDE
Author: Taylor-Eugene Simmons, Florida A&M University, College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, PharmD Candidate
In the study, there was a higher risk of infections, post-infection complications, and increased risk of mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes. Serious influenza complications can also result in a higher risk of hospitalization, and also mortality, in patients with diabetes. The influenza virus, commonly known as the flu, has the potential of exacerbating chronic health problems that lead to worsening the disease state of diabetes. This negative effect is due to patients with diabetes being susceptible to having weaker immune systems, which makes it harder to fight off diseases. In addition, having certain illnesses can make it harder to control or manage blood glucose levels....
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