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.
  • Boils.
  • Carbuncles, a type of deep-skin infection.
  • Infections of the skin surrounding the nails.
Diana Kohnle

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