Can diabetes compromise my immune system?

Glucose immune syst. When the blood sugar is high, white blood cells do not work as well to fight off infections. When the blood sugar is well controlled, the immune system generally works well in patients with diabetes. In diabetics with other problems (renal failure, neuropathy, poor circulation, etc) then there can be compounding of problems leading to immune compromise.

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Can diabetes compromise the immune system?

Yes. Poorly controlled diabetes can suppress your immune system causing poor wound healing and lesser ability to fight infection. Read more...