Infections in diabetes

Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2001 Jun;15(2):407-21, viii. doi: 10.1016/s0891-5520(05)70153-7.


Diabetics are predisposed to infections because of various immune deficiencies, including neutrophil and monocyte dysfunction. Some of these immune deficiencies are improved by tight glucose control. This article is a review of the immune deficiencies seen in diabetes and an overview of selected infections that are commonly or predominantly seen in diabetics.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bacterial Infections / etiology*
  • Bacterial Infections / therapy
  • Diabetes Complications*
  • Diabetes Mellitus / immunology
  • Humans
  • Immunity, Cellular