Diabetes and Infections

Diabetes and Infections

Published study by scientists of the Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism explains that the greater frequency of infections in people with diabetes is caused by numerous factors such as:

•high blood sugar levels weaken the immune system

•micro- and macro-angiopathies (blood vessel disease)

•neuropathy which masks pain signals of an injury

•decrease in antibacterial activity of urine

•gastrointestinal and urinary function impairment

•frequent medical interventions due to other health issues

For people with diabetes, high blood sugars increase the risk of infections starting and spreading more quickly. High blood sugars also slow down the healing process and make infections more resistant to treatment.

The first line of defense when it comes to managing the risk for infections is to manage your blood sugar levels as close to your target range as possible because high blood sugar can slow or limit your body’s ability to fight off infection. Some of the more likely places for infections in people with diabetes include the bladder, vagina, feet, kidneys, skin and gums.

There is a very detailed information on the issue in the link given below for further understanding the issues. Those interested can see this in the link


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