PD catheter tunnel and exit site infections more likely with poor glycemic control—but not peritonitis

Diabetes is known to raise the risk of infection. A study that looked back at blood sugar levels of 183 people new to PD, those with poor glycemic control had almost twice as many catheter tunnel and exit site infections, and had a first infection much sooner (p = 0.004). But, there was no increase in the risk of peritonitis.

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