Study links diabetics to increased risk of urinary tract infections

by Medindia Content Team on  April 11, 2005 at 12:44 PM General Health News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment

Study links diabetics to increased risk of urinary tract infections
In a research covering 218 diabetic patients and 799 non-diabetic women volunteers in the age group of 55-75 yrs, scientists of Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, Seattle, US had said that being diabetic increases the risk of having a urinary tract infection for women who have had their menopause.
Advertisement

The researchers have done two annual follow up of testing for hemoglobin A1c, urine culture, residual bladder volume and diabetes and other characteristics. This was supported by self-reports given for UTI checks that were followed up by microbiologic culture and medical record review.

Advertisement
The incidence of urinary tract infection for diabetic women was 12.22 per 100 person-year, while that of non-diabetic women was 6.7. Increased urinary infection risk was seen mainly in women taking insulin and those with longer history of diabetes in comparison to normal healthy post menopause women. Even the incidence of being affected by asymptomatic bacteriuria seems to be more for postmenopausal women with diabetes than those who are not suffering from it.

Researchers thus are of opinion that women after their menopause, if are suffering from blood sugar problems, then they need to be more careful with their diet and personal hygiene as they are more prone to urinary tract infection.

Reference: Journal American Journal of Epidemiology, Issue March 2005.
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

Related Links

More News on:

Urinary Tract Infection Diabetes and Exercise Hydronephrosis / Antenatal Counseling Diet for Kidney stones Pregnancy and Complications Flu Glycemic Index Type 2 Diabetes Stones in Urinary Tract Interstitial Cystitis 
Advertisement

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Advertisement
Advertisement

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive