Diabetes mellitus, commonly known as diabetes, is a metabolic disease that causes high blood sugar2.
Symptoms of diabetes often include extreme thirst, unintentional weight loss, excessive hunger, blurred vision, numb or tingling hands and feet, extreme tiredness, dry skin, sores that heal slowly, frequent urination, and more infections than usual3.
Those who suffer from diabetes face higher risks of contracting pneumonia4. Typical symptoms of pneumonia include breathing difficulties, chest pain, fever, and rapid heartbeats5.
However, risks of contracting pneumonia can be reduced with a pneumococcal vaccine, as well as maintaining a healthy lifestyle and diet6.