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Current guidelines from the Centers for Diseases Control (CDC) recommend that all diabetic patients receive influenza and pneumococcal vaccination. Despite these recommendations, a recent review by the CDC and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) suggested that only 52% of diabetic patients reported receiving the influenza vaccination in the past 12 mo and only 33.2% recalled receiving pneumococcal vaccination at all. When prescribing antibiotics in the diabetic patient, particular caution is warranted to avoid nephrotoxicity as well as the potential for eye toxicity. Also, when administering oral antibiotics, the effects of gastropathy on oral absorption should be considered. Maintenance of good hygiene, particularly in the context of foot care, is crucial in patients with diabetes.

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Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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