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

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Dr. Jennie Law
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jennie Law
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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Bariatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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