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Q:

Can diabetics take antibiotics?

Dr. William Sullivan

A:

Yes, certainly people with diabetes may need to take an antibiotic for infection. Antibiotics are effective in treating infections in people with diabetes, just as in treating those without diabetes. Often blood glucose levels may increase with infection, so it is important to monitor blood glucose closely in the presence of an infection. Treatment with an antibiotic will help control the infection and blood glucose levels will improve.