Even if you’re doing everything your
doctor tells you, diabetes can make it
difficult for your immune system to fight
infections — raising your risk for
Learn how to lower your risk for pneumococcal disease here.
Diabetes makes you more susceptible to pneumococcal disease. Streptococcus pneumoniae
(pneumococcus) is a common bacterium that can cause pneumococcal disease. Ask your health care
professional about lowering your risk for pneumococcal disease.
*Compared to healthy adults of the same age.
You can get vaccinated against pneumococcal disease at any time during the year. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist to learn if pneumococcal vaccination is right for you.