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Why is it dangerous for people with diabetes to get boils?

It is dangerous for people with diabetes to get boils for a number of reasons. High levels of blood glucose encourage bacterial growth and, therefore, infection. Boils disrupt our natural skin barrier and lead to this bacterial invasion.

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