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Controlling Diabetes
Why Blood Glucose Levels Change
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Infections

High blood glucose levels lower the ability of the immune system to fight infection. As a result, people with diabetes tend to get infections more often than those who do not have diabetes, especially when blood glucose levels are elevated, and poor circulation may cause infections to heal more slowly. If you have diabetes, you are at risk for infections of the respiratory system (such as influenza), bladder and kidney infections, disease of the mouth such as oral candidiasis and gum disease, fungal infections, infections of the vagina, infections of the skin, and particularly of the foot. In fact, a small cut on the foot may not heal well and become a focus of serious infections if not treated well.

Regular monitoring can help you spot patterns to try to avoid high and low blood glucose, reduce complications of diabetes, and help control your diabetes.

   
 

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