How does type 2 affect ones skin and insect bites?

Because of type 2 diabetes is one more apt to be atracted to insect bite such as mosquitoes and does it take longer for these to cure. Is there something one can use to prevent this if so what?

Having diabetes does not make you more likely to be bitten or stung by any insect.

However, diabetics have a diminished capacity to fight off infection. Therefore, insect bites would take longer to heal and be more likely to get infected in a diabetic person versus a non-diabetic person.

The best thing you can do is keep your blood glucose under control as much as possible. If you think you may be developing a skin or any other kind of infection, you need prompt medical evaluation.

February 17 2010 11:36 pm | Cure for Type 2 Diabetes

One Response to “How does type 2 affect ones skin and insect bites?”

  1. zeldaslexicon Says:

    Having diabetes does not make you more likely to be bitten or stung by any insect.

    However, diabetics have a diminished capacity to fight off infection. Therefore, insect bites would take longer to heal and be more likely to get infected in a diabetic person versus a non-diabetic person.

    The best thing you can do is keep your blood glucose under control as much as possible. If you think you may be developing a skin or any other kind of infection, you need prompt medical evaluation.
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