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Learning About Diabetes Diagnosis, Treatment and Research

Welcome to my site, my name is Jess Indaja. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after struggling with my weight throughout my teen years and adulthood. My doctor informed me about all of the dangers associated with my diet and exercise habits. I was encouraged to change the way I ate and moved in an effort to reverse my blood sugar problem. I made the changes, but still struggle with controlling my blood sugar. After going through this trying situation, I decided to make a site that may help others with problems associated with type 2 diabetes. I will discuss diagnostic procedures, treatments and medical research concerning this disease. I hope you visit often and learn all you can to control your type 2 diabetes or help others with this condition.

Learning About Diabetes Diagnosis, Treatment and Research

Is It A Cold Or The Flu?

by Carla Hudson

Being sick is never fun, but if you have something more than a cold, it could last for a lot longer than you may want. Your symptoms may be confusing to you, and you may not be sure when to seek help from a medical professional. Colds will go away, but if you have the flu, you may need something a little stronger than simple Ibuprofen or cold medication. Read on for helpful information to help you understand the difference between the cold and the flu.


A cold is a fairly common condition that plagues a great number of people each and every day. A cold is an illness that usually works its way out, and you've probably experienced them quite a bit throughout your life. Some colds are worse than others, which may make you feel like you have the flu, but it's just a bad cold. 

Colds have some of the same symptoms as the flu, which can make things confusing for you. Some symptoms of the cold include:

  • Slight fever (or none at all)
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose 

Get rid of the extra fluid in your nose and throat by blowing it constantly. All of that fluid will eventually drip down your throat, which can cause more coughing and hacking.


The flu can be much worse and can even be deadly. Children and the elderly should take the flu very seriously, although everyone should definitely take good care of themselves when they have the flu. Getting a flu shot each year can help prevent the flu or at least lessen the symptoms of the flu. You can get your flu shot at your physician's office, or you can get it at your local pharmacy or walk-in clinic.

The flu has a lot of the same symptoms of a cold. Some other symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Sore throat
  • Body aches and chills
  • Fatigue

If you are experiencing the symptoms above, you may want to get in to the clinic for a checkup. The physician may prescribe antibiotics, which may help you feel a little better and can also help with the pain you are experiencing with the flu. Antibiotics will not cure you of the flu, but it can help with pain and fight off any bacteria.

Whether you have the cold or the flu, being sick can make you feel awful. If you're feeling other symptoms such as you aren't able to breathe, have chest pain, are dehydrated, or simply are feeling awful, get to you nearest walk-in clinic for medical assistance.