People with diabetes still face a higher risk for influenza and its complications. National and international guidelines therefore advise that diabetes patients be annually vaccinated against influenza.
The attention for the impact of influenza on diabetes patients is, however, low and so is the vaccine uptake in this group.
Leading diabetes organizations and ESWI joined forces to forge an active Influenza/Diabetes community, implementing an action plan to better protect diabetes patients against the flu. The community meets annually to investigate new opportunities for collaboration and to continue raising awareness about the impact of influenza infection on diabetes patients.
Check out the virtual reference center: https://eswi.org/influenza-diabetes-community/
The impact of influenza on people with diabetes
Influenza vaccination and people with diabetes: a must!
Recent findings in glycemic variability and influenza severity
How to increase vaccination coverage in people with diabetes, the UK case
Dan Howarth, Diabetes UK
Diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic
Wrap up and conclusions
Marco Goeijenbier and Xavier Cos
No registration is needed.
At the occasion of the 7th ESWI Influenza Conference, virtual edition , 6-9 December 2020 the Influenza Diabetes Community is organizing a satellite symposium on 7 December LIVE 10:00 AM.
Influenza in persons living with diabetes. Pathogenesis and prevention
Chairs: Marco Goeijenbier and Xavier Cos