Al-Marsad newspaper: Health reports revealed that high blood sugar levels weaken the person’s immune defenses.
Increase diabetes level in the blood
People with diabetes may have prolonged peripheral nerve damage and reduced blood flow to their extremities, increasing the chance of infection.
High blood sugar from diabetes can affect the body’s immune system, impairing the ability of white blood cells to reach the site of infection, stay in the affected area, and kill microorganisms.
Because plaque builds up in the blood vessels associated with diabetes, areas of infection may receive a poor blood supply, reducing the body’s ability to fight infections and heal wounds. When a person has too much sugar in their blood, the white blood cells have difficulty moving through the bloodstream.
This reduces the body’s ability to fight infections. Diabetes can also weaken the immune system, making a person more susceptible to disease, and as a result, frequent infections may occur.
Recurrent infections can include:
More than 50 percent of women will have a urinary tract infection (UTI) at some point in their lives, health website Uristat said.