Jan 28, 2021
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Can I get the coronavirus vaccine if I have diabetes?

Answers Head of the Department of Endocrinology, Sechenov University, Professor, Corr. RAS Valentin Fadeev:

– Diabetes mellitus in itself is not a contraindication to vaccination against COVID-19. Moreover, patients with diabetes are at risk for a complicated course of coronavirus infection. Therefore, vaccination is even more likely indicated for such patients if diabetes is compensated, that is, adequately controlled and treated. Again, the complicated course of the infection is more likely related to decompensated diabetes. By the way, it can be any infection, not just coronavirus. The same flu in such a situation can also lead to the development of severe complications. Therefore, if a patient is admitted to the clinic with a very high sugar level, when his disease is decompensated, it is unwise to get vaccinated. We need to stabilize the situation. Yes, some patients do not know they have diabetes and it is decompensated. But this does not mean that everyone needs to have their blood sugar checked before being vaccinated. There are clear indications for this.

So, the vast majority of patients with diabetes, which they know about, are monitored and treated, can and should be vaccinated.

There are contraindications. Be sure to consult your doctor

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