People with diabetes face increased risk of infections -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

People with diabetes face increased risk of infections

02/02/2018

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Currently, around 285 million people, or 6.6 percent of the world's population, suffer from diabetes mellitus. A new study shows that diabetes patients have an increased risk of serious infections or deaths compared to the general population.