If you have diabetes, take extra care to keep up-to-date on your vaccinations (also called immunizations). Vaccines can prevent illnesses that can be very serious for people with diabetes.
People with diabetes often have problems with their immune systems and are at increased risk for death from infection that might be considered minor for people without diabetes. Studies show people with diabetes, especially those with cardiac and renal disease are at high risk for complications, hospitalization, and death from influenza and pneumococcal disease.
There is sufficient evidence that people with diabetes generally have appropriate immune responses to benefit from a host of vaccinations. Continue reading