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Is there anything I can do or take to boost my immunity? I have diabetes and am taking metformin, but i've been getting infections that continue.
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Many things
Keep in contact with your physician to make sure your diabetes is well controlled.
Your immune system is "sluggish" when blood sugars are high, thus chronic infection can occur with uncontrolled diabetes. Other things you can do: eat healthy, get adequate amount of vit d and c, stay active, maintain a healthy weight, maintain good sleep hygiene, get your vaccinations per guidelines, wash hands...

In brief: Many things
Keep in contact with your physician to make sure your diabetes is well controlled.
Your immune system is "sluggish" when blood sugars are high, thus chronic infection can occur with uncontrolled diabetes. Other things you can do: eat healthy, get adequate amount of vit d and c, stay active, maintain a healthy weight, maintain good sleep hygiene, get your vaccinations per guidelines, wash hands...
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Its blood sugar
And measured by us with finger sticks and meters, but the deciding factor is hemaglobin -a-1-c today.
Better diabetes control and keeping blood sugar below 150 correlates with hg-a-1-c at or below 7. You may need more metformin, other oral meds, or even insulin. So, your immune system is the victim of the too high blood sugar, not the weakness. Fix the blood sugar; fwer infections.

In brief: Its blood sugar
And measured by us with finger sticks and meters, but the deciding factor is hemaglobin -a-1-c today.
Better diabetes control and keeping blood sugar below 150 correlates with hg-a-1-c at or below 7. You may need more metformin, other oral meds, or even insulin. So, your immune system is the victim of the too high blood sugar, not the weakness. Fix the blood sugar; fwer infections.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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