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You probably already know that people with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing complications with Covid-19. The thing is that Covid-19 creates additional concerns for people with diabetes and requires more planning. If the blood glucose levels are not controlled well enough, there is an increased risk of developing severe complications of coronavirus. Therefore, they must get vaccinated against the disease as soon as possible.
People need to understand that it is not that people with diabetes are more susceptible to infection, but the risk lies in the fact that the severity of the Covid-19 infection can be greater in those with diabetes. Whether the person has type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes or gestational diabetes – they are at increased risk of complications if they get infected with Coronavirus.
The Indian government has undertaken a difficult task to immunize its citizens against the novel virus. The vaccination drive is in its third phase, enabling those over 18 years of age to get vaccinated. Vaccination has emerged as a hope of overcoming Coronavirus, especially in people suffering from comorbidities such as diabetes.
So, vaccination is a breakthrough for people with diabetes.
After the vaccination, some people might experience certain side effects, such as:
Based on the vaccine received, some people may also experience body aches, fatigue or develop a mild rash. These are common reactions to the vaccine and will go away in a few days. In case of any severe reaction, please talk to your doctor.
We all need to do our part to reduce the risk of getting infected with Covid-19 and of spreading the virus by following safety protocols such as:
I urge everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Despite getting vaccinated, it is critical to follow all the safety protocols until this pandemic comes to an end.