Infections are on the rise
Infections are on the rise in the US – and diabetes is to blame, researchers have warned.
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that the overall rate of hospitalizations, particularly due to UTIs, sepsis and skin infections, increased about 34.5 percent between 2010 and 2015.
However, diabetes patients were almost three times more likely to be hospitalized due to infection than the general population.
The team says its study is the first to examine whether rates of infections among people with and without diabetes has changed over time, and adds that physicians must monitor their patients with diabetes closely to decrease the odds of preventable complications.