Getting My Rona Vaccine. Essex County

I know 2 people with diabetes (1 type 1, other type 2) and they are both fine. One has had both shots, other first only.

That story does not make sense. #1 how would this vax create a blood sugar spike? Does it contain A LOT of sugar. My diabetic is quite knowledgeable and this info (if true) has not been disclosed.

Number 2. You don't just die immediately from a blood sugar spike. There has to be more to the story.

Number 3. Has your diabetic friend read all of the MANY, documented stories of people with diabetes whose bodies could not handle covid and died as a result?


Thanks for the info. As with anybody that wants to believe conspiracy theories they don't really need proof.  


This is the only thing I saw about diabetes and the vaccine:

Because of the mild symptoms experienced by some, it is important to stay vigilant about blood sugar levels for the first 24 to 48 hours after receiving the vaccine. The symptoms may impact your BG, so check your levels frequently, stay hydrated, and be familiar with your sick day routine.

I couldn't find any harmful correlation.


jfinnegan said:

Thanks for the info. As with anybody that wants to believe conspiracy theories they don't really need proof.  

The diabetic does need reassurance.  As with any other medical issue, it is best to check with the doctor treating the person for diabetes.


joan_crystal said:

The diabetic does need reassurance.  As with any other medical issue, it is best to check with the doctor treating the person for diabetes.

 Agreed. He should check with his doctor. I would expect the likelihood of serious side effects from the vaccine is probably much less than if they actually caught Covid. Anybody I know that has gotten the vaccine hasn't had any significant issues, but none of them have diabetes.


we got our first shots today at the sears location-what a well run facility!

see you again in exactly 1 month!!


Long term diabetic, type 2, here. 
With my first shot no reaction at all ( not even a sore arm) and no spikes (I test 3X a day)


Still waiting for my rescheduled appointment, even though originally I was scheduled for two hours later than my husband on the same day.  On Monday, I was told I'd get my rescheduled appointment 24 to 48 hours after the original cancelled date.  I called the EssexCovid number this evening and was essentially given no new information, then hung up on.  The good news is that my husband's job has been postponed to March 1st, and he's getting vaccinated this week, so he'll have a chance to build up a little immunity. 


"On Monday, I was told I'd get my rescheduled appointment 24 to 48 hours after the original cancelled date"

When we had issues with not being notified, I showed up in person and spoke with the site manager. If I were you, I would go with him (with all your email documentation) and explain the situation. Glad it is going to work for him. It really is a relief when the "high risk" people in your life get it!


My appointment finally comes up today. woohoo!


Boy that was a long needle. Doing my 15 minutes now.


drummerboy said:

Boy that was a long needle. Doing my 15 minutes now.

You didn't post a follow-up so I'm assuming the worst.

I wonder if they'll start to incorporate the J&J vaccine which seems destined for EUA. Also easier to transport and store. 

Will people be given a choice? Would you take a single shot that is not as effective, but apparently 100% effective at preventing hospitalization and death?


I survived ok. I thought that needle was going to hurt but I barely felt it.

The place was pretty empty. There might have been more staff than vaccinees when I went.

I doubt people will get a choice, but you never know.


drummerboy said:

I survived ok. I thought that needle was going to hurt but I barely felt it.

The place was pretty empty. There might have been more staff than vaccinees when I went.

I doubt people will get a choice, but you never know.

Then you must have been there during a lull... plenty busy 75 minutes earlier!


mrincredible said:

You didn't post a follow-up so I'm assuming the worst.

I wonder if they'll start to incorporate the J&J vaccine which seems destined for EUA. Also easier to transport and store. 

Will people be given a choice? Would you take a single shot that is not as effective, but apparently 100% effective at preventing hospitalization and death?

 Interesting question. I would go with the original 2.


susan1014 said:

drummerboy said:

I survived ok. I thought that needle was going to hurt but I barely felt it.

The place was pretty empty. There might have been more staff than vaccinees when I went.

I doubt people will get a choice, but you never know.

Then you must have been there during a lull... plenty busy 75 minutes earlier!

Yeah, I'm sure it was just a lull, but it was striking to see how empty it was, since it's such a huge space.

And FWIW, other than a slightly sore arm, I've had no other side-effects.


I am looking forward to the J&J one shot--I am healthy and my other risk factors are modest. I am glad my high risk family members have received both Moderna shots, though.


I wouldn't hesitate to take any of the authorized vaccines. If J&J coming on line expedites my wife's receipt of a vaccination, Ill be more than happy that she gets the J&J one shot.

BTW I noticed that the FDA has authority to approve the Novavax shot based on European trials but they are going to wait until Novavax's U.S. trials are done, which puts it off at least a couple of months.  Seems unfortunate to me.  Would be a great one to punch for both J&J and Novavax to come on line quickly, especially if we are in a race against variants.



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