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Why are urinary tract infections more common in diabetics?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Sugar in urine

Diabetes, if uncontrolled, can lead to higher amount of "sugar" spilling into the urine.
Bacteria like sugar, thus they proliferate better when there is more sugar around. Diabetes also decrease the effectiveness of your immune system, leading to higher infection rate.

In brief: Sugar in urine

Diabetes, if uncontrolled, can lead to higher amount of "sugar" spilling into the urine.
Bacteria like sugar, thus they proliferate better when there is more sugar around. Diabetes also decrease the effectiveness of your immune system, leading to higher infection rate.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sugar in urine +

Sugar in urine is more appealing to bacteria and gives them more nourishment to multiply.
Diabetes can affect bladder nerve endings so that bladder emptying can be impaired.

In brief: Sugar in urine +

Sugar in urine is more appealing to bacteria and gives them more nourishment to multiply.
Diabetes can affect bladder nerve endings so that bladder emptying can be impaired.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
Thank
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