What Is A Diabetic Infection?

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Infections In Patients With Diabetes Mellitus: A Review Of Pathogenesis

Go to: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a clinical syndrome associated with deficiency of insulin secretion or action. It is considered one of the largest emerging threats to health in the 21st century. It is estimated that there will be 380 million persons with DM in 2025.[1] Besides the classical complications of the disease, DM has been associated with reduced response of T cells, neutrophil function, and disorders of humoral immunity.[2–4] Consequently, DM increases the susceptibility to infections, both the most common ones as well as those that almost always affect only people with DM (e.g. rhinocerebral mucormycosis).[4] Such infections, in addition to the repercussions associated with its infectivity, may trigger DM complications such as hypoglycemia and ketoacidosis. This article aims to critically review the current knowledge on the mechanisms associated with the greater susceptibility of DM for developing infectious diseases and to describe the main infectious diseases associated with this metabolic disorder. Continue reading >>

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  1. Subra Velu

    All three FBS, PPBS and HbA1c should be studied. If FBS or PPBS shows random or erratic value, test should be repeated. For example, PPBS lower than FBS is uncommon. In such cases, good to repeat the test.

  2. Kurian Padappananickal

    Hba1c is better if one is not severely diabetic needing constant monitoring. This is because fog can vary for several reasons , you will need a few days to get an average.

  3. Dhanush Pandya

    pp2bs is done for effectiveness of the drug your are taking .

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