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Why high blood sugar makes lung infections worse

In people with diabetes, high levels of blood sugar disrupts the function of key cell subsets in the lungs that regulate the immune response, increasing the risk of developing severe lung disease if infected with viruses such as influenza, as well as with bacteria and fungi.

Glucosamine 101

For osteoarthritis, taking glucosamine sulfate can provide some relief, especially in the knees. As it may take four to eight weeks to provide pain relief, one may need to take pain medication for the pain flare-ups.

Be careful if you are diabetic!

Having diabetes means one has an increased risk of developing long-term complications but that does not mean they will definitely face complications.