In this first episode of the three-part series “Influenza and Diabetes,” Drs. John Russell and Neil Skolnik discuss the epidemiology of influenza, the consequences of influenza for persons with diabetes, and current recommendations for vaccination. In addition, they discuss issues to think about when organizing our approach to influenza vaccination for this upcoming influenza season. In episode 2 of this series, Drs. Russell and Skolnik we will look in greater depth at additional consequences of influenza in persons with diabetes. Episode 3 will discuss the different influenza vaccines in detail. This special three-part series on therapeutic inertia is supported by independent educational grant from Sanofi Pasteur.
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Neil Skolnik, M.D., Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University; Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Abington Jefferson Health
John J. Russell, M.D., Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University; Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Chair-Department of Family Medicine, Abington Jefferson Health