According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people with diabetes could be at a higher risk for H1N1. Blood glucose can increase by just having a cold or the flu, and it can also prevent you from sustaining a regular diet, which also has an affect on blood sugar. Debby Johnson, a diabetes educator and nutrition coach with Fit4D, told U.S. News that when a diabetic is diagnosed with the flu, it is imperative to consistently check blood sugar several times a day.
The CDC also reported that the diabetic’s immune system is more at risk of taking on severe cases of the flu. Further, the reports said that diabetics with the flu can get extremely sick and could even have to be hospitalized. They have recommended that people with diabetes get a seasonal flu shot between October and mid-November each year.