Should I Get A Pneumonia Shot If I Have Diabetes?
Pneumonia is a disease that fills your lungs with fluid. It follows colds and flus like spring follows winter. The longer you're sick, the higher your risk. In the general population, only the elderly get pneumonia shots, because they're at the highest risk of getting pneumonia after an illness; but as people with diabetes are at higher risk of getting sick, being sicker, and staying sick -- their pneumonia risk is higher, too. This is a shot you'll only need twice. Basically, if you didn't get one in your first year, you should get it now. Then you need it again at age 65. And that will keep pneumonia at bay. Continue reading >>