I have type 2 diabetes, is it more likely that a bacterial infection become septic?

Yes, if uncontrolled. If your blood sugars are out of control in general you might be more susceptible to infections. A very well controlled diabetic is not much different from a non-diabetic.
Yes, but . . . . Diabetes does seem to increase the risk of infection, especially if sugar levels are not controlled. Now, surgeons watch sugar levels closely even in non-diabetics to reduce infection. Some recent studies show a higher risk of kidney injury with sepsis plus diabetes, but a lower risk of lung injury in diabetics with sepsis. Main point is to keep sugar levels under control. Also keep vitamin d up.

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

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

I have breast cancer, is it more likely that a bacterial infection become septic?

No. There is nothing unique about breast cancer that would make you more prone to sepsis. Hoiwever, chemotherapy does temporarily affect your response to infection; if you are receiving chemotherapy at present, the answer would be "yes". Read more...
Chemo? yes. If you are currently undergoing chemotherapy, this is a possibility. Chemo kills cancer cells but also weakens the immune system, which protects us from germs and bacterial infections. Be sure to keep track of your surroundings take take precautions to not expose yourself to others that are sick. Read more...

I have lupus, is it more likely that a bacterial infection become septic?

Steroids. If you are immunosuppressed with systemic steroids, Prednisone or biologics you will be more prone to infections and possible sepsis. Treat any bacterial infetion early, to prevent complications. Read more...
Depends on meds! If you are on steroids and other immunosuppressants, the answer is yes. If your lupus is active or flaring: yes. If your lupus is stable and you take plaquenyl, proably not! Read more...

I have asthma, is it more likely that a bacterial infection become septic?

No. Asthmatic patients are not at any higher risk to develop serious bacterial infection when compared with general population. Read more...
Not really. The likelihood of an infection turning into sepsis depends on many factors some are related to the bacteria causing the infection and some related to your immune system. Read more...
Not really... If you develop a bacterial infection in your lungs or airways, you are more likely to have an asthma exacerbation since these infections can trigger asthma. Your risk of sepsis is similar to non-asthmatics. Read more...

I have burkett's lymphoma, is it more likely that a bacterial infection become septic?

It is possible. Usually the treatment for burkett's lymphoma is quite aggressive. This usually means that your normal white blood cells - which protect you from infection with bacteria may be lower for a longer period of time. The longer they are quite low, the higher the chance of infection that may spread to your blood stream (septicemia). Read more...
No. It is an aggressive lymphoma, good chance to be cured if treated right. And able to get high dose chemo. Read more...

My child suffers from scid, is it more likely that a bacterial infection become septic?

Yes. Scid children have a much decreased ability to fight off infections, so they can develop overwhelming sepsis infections from germs that would only cause minor problems in normal, non-scid children. Read more...
Bacterial or viral. Either bacterial or viral illness can cause sepsis in scid as the body does not have an immune system to fight the infection. Read more...

My child has digeorge syndrome, is it more likely that a bacterial infection can become septic?

Maybe. Digeorge syndrome children have a problem with their t cells, so they have trouble fighting off fungal, viral, and pneumocystis infections. This immune deficiency behaves similarly to the t cell problems seen in aids patients. A pediatric infectious disease or immunology specialist can help assess whether or not a digeorge patient is at high risk when he gets a particular bacterial infection. Read more...
Possibly. In children with digeorge syndrome, the thymus gland may be small or missing, resulting in poor immune function and frequent, severe infections. Read more...