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12 Silent Diabetes Complications You Need to Know About

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You can get more urinary tract infections

People with type 2 diabetes are more likely to get urinary tract infections than people without diabetes. Those infections are also likely to be more severe and have worse outcomes, including the chance that they’ll lead to hospitalization, according to a study published in 2015 in Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity.

Sugar in the urine becomes a breeding ground for bacteria. Diabetes also contributes to nerve damage in the bladder, which can allow urine to pooland bacteria to grow. Urinary tract infections are treated with antibiotics.

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