A Urinary tract infection or UTI is when bacteria get into your urine and travel up to your bladder. UTIs cause more than 8.1 million visits to health care providers each year.
Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a group of metabolic disorders characterized by high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. Diabetes contributes to the pathogenesis of UTIs in diabetic patients. Factors that enhance the risk for UTIs in people with diabetes include age, metabolic control, and long-term complications, primarily diabetic nephropathy etc. Urinary tract infections are the most common infections among patients with DM and are responsible for morbidity and mortality.
A recent study published in the Journal of Medical Sciences determined the association between urinary tract infections and diabetes mellitus. The study concluded that Urinary tract infections are more frequent and likely to be more complicated in patients with diabetes mellitus. Furthermore, the prevalence of UTIs was higher in females than males. Staphylococcus aureus was the most frequently isolated bacteria, followed by Escherichia coli. According to the authors of the paper, “This study will aid researchers in conducting additional research at various hospitals and private clinics to spotlight the Diabetes Mellitus patients who are also suffering from Urinary Tract Infections.”