Study Shows Increased Risk For Foot Infection-Related Hospitalizations In People With Diabetes

According to a recent publication in Diabetologia, there is an increased risk of infection-related hospitalization in patients with diabetes.1 This includes foot infections, for which the risk of hospitalization was nearly six times greater in patients with diabetes than those without. Remarkably, the risk for hospitalization in patients with diabetes for all infection types, including foot infection, respiratory infection, urinary tract infection, GI infection, sepsis, and post-operative infection was 67 percent higher than the non-diabetic group. In addition, the study authors noted a stronger association between diabetes and hospitalization related to infection in younger participants and Black patients … read more

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