Connection between diabetes ,viral and bacterial infections

Tea Nozadze, Nikoloz Chkhartishvili, Tengiz Tsertsvadze


Background: Diabetes mellitus is a clinical syndrome characterised by hyperglycemia. It is result of defects in insulin secretion, insulin action or both. In 2019 global prevalence of diabetes was 9.3 % . There is a lot of research , which shows key roles of infections including bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites in the  development of diabetes. This article aims to critically review current knowledge of how diabetes and infectious disease are connected to each other .

Methods: The Pubmed, Springer and sciencedirect  databases were searched for articles published between 2000 and 2020 years .  Articles published in languages other than English, articles without abstract, and those articles whose titles were not relevant to the purpose of this review were excluded .

Conclusion:  More research is needed for clarification of the immunopathogenic mechanisms linking infections and diabetes .

Keywords:  “Diabetes,” “infections,” “hyperglycemia”,  “ induce ” , “accelerate”  , “prevent”


“Diabetes,” “infections,” “hyperglycemia”, “ induce ” , “accelerate” , “prevent”


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