Vaccination is crucial for diabetes patients to protect against various infections and related complications. Diabetes can weaken the immune system, making individuals more susceptible to infections such as influenza (flu), pneumonia, and hepatitis B. Vaccines help prevent these infections and reduce the risk of serious complications, hospitalizations, and even death. Additionally, certain vaccines, like the flu vaccine, can help prevent fluctuations in blood glucose levels that can occur during illness. By staying up-to-date with vaccinations, diabetes patients can maintain better overall health and reduce the burden of preventable diseases.


People with diabetes are at risk for becoming very ill when they get the flu and may need to be hospitalized. Staying up to date with your immunizations reduces your risk of serious infections of the lungs, blood and brain.