Bladder Infection Facts ( Diabetes )

Bladder Infection Facts ( Diabetes )

Bladder infections are all too common in women with diabetes, but it’s possible to have one without knowing it. That’s because bladder infections in people with diabetes are often “asymptomatic,” meaning that they don’t cause any symptoms. For people without diabetes, bladder infections have some telltale signs: Pain and burning during urination, or bloody urine. If you have diabetes, only a urine test will detect one.
These infections probably occur because of the glucose in your urine, which provides a good place for bacteria to grow. Also, your body’s normal response to infection may be impaired because of your diabetes.

You’re more prone to asymptomatic bladder infections if you are older, have long-standing diabetes, spill large amounts of protein in your urine, or have had a bladder infection during the previous year. If your doctor prescribes medicine, be sure to follow the full course of treatment. If you notice any change in the color, concentration, or smell of your urine, you should talk to your diabetes care team.

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