Infections

Poorly controlled diabetics are prone to infections, especially:

• skin o mucocutaneous candidiasis, e.g. balanitis, vulvovaginitis o staphylococcal infections, e.g. folliculitis

• urinary tract o cystitis (women)

o pyelonephritis and perinephric abscess

• lungs o pneumonia: staphylococcal, strep. pneumonia, others o tuberculosis

Hypoglycaemia 5 occurs when blood glucose levels fall to less than 3.0 mmol/L. It is more common with

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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