Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, October 4th, 2004
"Infection represents the presence of an inflammatory response and tissue injury due to the interaction of the host with multiplying bacteria. The disease spectrum is a consequence of the variability in these interactions. Diabetes, because of its effects on the vascular, neurological, and immune systems, can compromise the local and systemic response to infection, potentially masking the typical clinical features and hindering diagnosis. The early recognition of infection, particularly osteomyelitis, is paramount in the management of...
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