At risk for infection
Health Tip: Diabetes Can Raise the Risk of Skin Infections
These bacterial infections are common
(HealthDay News) -- At some time in their lives, as many as one-third of people with diabetes will develop a skin infection, the American Diabetes Association says.
The ADA says these common bacterial infections may affect diabetics:
- Styes, infection of the eyelid glands.
- Folliculitis, infection of the hair follicle.
- Carbuncles, a type of deep-skin infection.
- Infections of the skin surrounding the nails.