Infections in diabetics

Presentation

Appropriate Tests

Diabetics are more prone to infection.  Increased infection risk occurs with poor diabetic control

Microscopy and culture, MCS urine.

See also Malignant otitis externa, Candidiasis, Mucormycosis, Cellulitis, Bone and joint infections.

Consider Blood culture x 2, Urea, Electrolytes, Glucose, Full blood count, Blood gas arterial (venous), Ward test urine and send for MCS if positive. See Guideline on Pathology testing in the Emergency department: Appendix 2.