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    Pneumonia and Diabetes

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    People with diabetes are at higher risk of getting pneumonia.

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    Getting vaccinated is one of the options to help in reducing this risk.

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    People often associate diabetes with cardiovascular complications.

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    However, pneumonia is also a serious threat.

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    How does diabetes increase your risk of getting pneumonia?

    • Decreased immunity
    • Decline in lung function
    • Damaged lung blood vessels
    • Increased risk of aspiration (inhaling food and other foreign matter into the lungs)

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    If you have diabetes, it’s best to take steps to prevent pneumonia. Speak to your doctor about pneumococcal prevention and how else to reduce your risk of pneumonia today.

  • REFERENCES

    Slides 2 & 6 - Kornum, J. B., Thomsen, R. W., Riis, A., Lervang, H. H., Schønheyder, H. C., & Sørensen, H. T. (2008). Diabetes, glycemic control, and risk of hospitalization with pneumonia: a population-based case-control study. Diabetes care, 31(8), 1541-1545.

    Slides 3 & 7 -
    Preventing Pneumonia. (Updated May 27, 2020). American Lung Association. https://www.lung.org/lung-health-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/pneumonia/preventing-pneumonia

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Would you consider pneumococcal vaccination as one of the preventive measures of pneumonia for yourself or a loved one?


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