A 21-year-old member asked:
I have diabetes, will there be complications with a listeria infection?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. J. patrick Tokarzanswered
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Diabetes can make any infection more likely and more complicated.
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Dr. Thomas Hestonanswered
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Risk increased: Diabetics have increased risk from infections due to the systemic effects of diabetes. However, an increased risk does not mean that you personally will get complications, and many diabetics do very well with standard treatment. It's always a good idea to monitor your blood sugars more frequently when you are sick.
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Last updated Nov 26, 2013
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