Advertisement

What bacterial infections may occur in people with diabetes?

Several kinds of bacterial infections occur in people with diabetes:
  • styes (infections of the glands of the eyelid)
  • boils
  • folliculitis (infections of the hair follicles)
  • carbuncles (deep infections of the skin and the tissue underneath)
  • infections around the nails
Inflamed tissues are usually hot, swollen, red, and painful. Several different organisms can cause infections, the most common being Staphylococcus bacteria, also called staph.

Continue Learning about Diabetes Complications

3 Ways to Prevent Diabetic Vision Issues
3 Ways to Prevent Diabetic Vision Issues
You probably know that diabetes can cause eye problems, possibly even blindness. Yet despite that startling truth, it’s important to recognize that wi...
Read More
What can be done if a wound doesn't heal in someone with diabetes?
Dr. Thomas Gartman, MDDr. Thomas Gartman, MD
If someone with diabetes has a wound that doesn't heal, he or she should talk with a doctor about it...
More Answers
10 Complications of Diabetes
10 Complications of Diabetes10 Complications of Diabetes10 Complications of Diabetes10 Complications of Diabetes
Other conditions can arise after a diabetes diagnosis. Know how you can stay healthy.
Start Slideshow
What Are Some Common Stressors Caused by Diabetes Itself?
What Are Some Common Stressors Caused by Diabetes Itself?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.