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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All you need is a proper diet of fresh fruits and vegetables and get plenty of exercise and you'll be fine. Ever heard those words from your doctor? If that's all heshe recommends then you're missing out an important ingredient for health that he's not telling you. Fact is that you can adhere to the strictest diet, watch everything you eat and get the exercise of amarathon runner and still come down with diabetic complications. Diet, exercise and standard drug treatments simply aren't enough to help keep your diabetes under control.