Diabetes increases the risk of skin infection by 50 percent, but beware!

Diabetes increases the risk of skin infection by 50 percent, but beware!

Experts warn! Beware of! The epidemic of the age of diabetes increases the risk of infection by 50 percent. Anatolian Health Center Skin Diseases Specialist Dr. We learned from Kübra Esen Salman.


The number of patients with diabetes is increasing day by day in Turkey and in the world. Stating that the effect of diabetes, which is the epidemic of the age, can cause undesirable results, especially on various organs, Anadolu Health Center Skin Diseases Specialist Dr. Kübra Esen Salman said, “Skin infections are seen 25-50% more frequently in diabetic patients than in non-diabetic patients. In the middle of the valuable factors that increase this risk, there is high blood sugar.”

Emphasizing that high blood sugar, loss of sensation and vascular diseases are among the factors that increase the risk of skin infections in diabetic patients, Salman said, “The body’s defense cells in diabetic patients cannot fulfill their mission due to high blood sugar, and thus the tendency to skin infections increases.”


Emphasizing that skin infections in diabetic patients should be treated quickly, Dermatology Specialist Dr. Kübra Esen Salman, “Skin infections that we see frequently in diabetic patients; Folliculitis/Furonculum, known as boils, hair root infections, skin abscesses, fungal or bacterial infections in the folds of the groin and armpits, cellulitis / erysipelas (spittle) infections that can develop on the feet, legs and face, and foot and nail fungal infections We can call it as” he said in the form. Explaining that the symptoms differ according to the type of infection, Dr. Salman said, “If infections such as cellulitis/erysipelas are not treated, they cause fever, chills, chills, weakness, and significant leg pain. If fungal infections are not treated, the fungus can spread and other individuals may be affected due to its contagiousness.

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