With more than half the world’s population scrambling for a potentially life-saving COVID vaccine, I feel quite fortunate to have been able to access not one, but two injections of the Pfizer formulation. Our local hospital was kind enough to offer the vaccines to area healthcare workers, or I would still be online trying my best to register somewhere else. The first injection was relatively side-effect-free (just some shoulder soreness), but the second produced mild flu-like symptoms for about 36 hours – similar to what most people have experienced. Luckily, I remembered to increase my pump’s basal insulin delivery as soon as my blood sugars started to climb, or the symptoms could have become much worse and gone on for much longer.
entire staff has been receiving many calls, emails and text messages from patients looking for last-minute guidance regarding their vaccinations and the side-effects that may follow. Happy to say, we have been able to help everyone who has reached out to us to maintain their blood sugar “integrity” through the vaccination and post-vaccination process. I think that’s pretty amazing. What other healthcare practice can you reach out to and receive customized personal attention that quickly? Proud to say, that’s the Integrated Diabetes way.
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As always, I hope you enjoy this month’s edition of Diabetes Bites. Your feedback is always appreciated.