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I have type 1 diabetes, is it more likely that a bacterial infection become septic?

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Emily Lu
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Studies have shown that diabetic patients are worse at clearing bacterial infections and more susceptible to sepsis overall, especially when they are hyperglycemic or not maintaining proper Insulin levels.
Best thing to do is to keep your blood sugar well controlled and follow proper sanitary precautions.

In brief: Yes

Studies have shown that diabetic patients are worse at clearing bacterial infections and more susceptible to sepsis overall, especially when they are hyperglycemic or not maintaining proper Insulin levels.
Best thing to do is to keep your blood sugar well controlled and follow proper sanitary precautions.
Emily Lu
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics

In brief: Not specifically

Unless there are mitigating or complicating factors, properly controlled ldm1should not increase risk of sepsis.
Untreated dm1does increase risk of sepsis. So recognition & aggressive treatment are important. In a series of >3000 dm1 patients 9 got sepsis, all were older & all had other complicating illnesses. See http://www.Ehealthme.Com/cs/type+1+diabetes/sepsis.

In brief: Not specifically

Unless there are mitigating or complicating factors, properly controlled ldm1should not increase risk of sepsis.
Untreated dm1does increase risk of sepsis. So recognition & aggressive treatment are important. In a series of >3000 dm1 patients 9 got sepsis, all were older & all had other complicating illnesses. See http://www.Ehealthme.Com/cs/type+1+diabetes/sepsis.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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