Diabetes and COVID-19 Vaccine

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9News Donovan Jackson spoke to Dr. Stephanie Coleman, family doctor at Baton Rouge General Hospital, who said both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine studies included healthy diabetics. The result showed that the vaccine did not interact with drugs or cause blood sugar problems in any person with controlled diabetes. “However, when the body reacts to any type of inflammatory response or any type of immune response, blood sugar levels in the body can increase. Therefore, it is very important for people with diabetes receiving the COVID vaccine to closely monitor their blood sugar levels, especially for the first two to three days after receiving the vaccine, “said Dr. Coleman. Dr. Coleman so far says that both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are equally effective in treating type 1 and type 2 diabetes.