Swimming can be fun, but swimming in public pools, lakes, etc, is more dangerous than most people think! I went swimming in a public pool last year (2018) I became sick. Went to the emergency room, received the flu shot for the first time in my life and somehow it made my blood sugar go out of control.
I’ve only been on as needed insulin since childhood, but after getting sick and receiving the flu shot, I’m now on daily insulin. Every situation is different, we’re all different, many people go swimming and they never get sick, yet some people have gone swimming before and they didn’t experience an illness right away. I know I’ve gone swimming years ago in the ‘90s and never got sick, however, 2018 was the first time in years I went swimming again. I had a broken foot ; so I needed to exercise often while my broken foot was healing, (to keep from getting a blood clot .) But, I didn’t think I would get sick from swimming, I didn’t think my blood sugar would go out of control to the point I would end up on daily insulin.
Please be-careful when going swimming in public lakes, pools, etc. Even if the water looks clean, there are probably still some harmful bacteria in it.
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