Health, Immune System, Metabolic Balance

Diabetes and Immune System: How blood sugar goes into a tailspin during infections

Increased blood glucose levels, as scientists have been able to demonstrate, have a strong influence on the functioning of the immune system. For example, the scavenger cells are restricted in their work, i.e. unwanted viruses and bacteria cannot be trapped and eliminated by the scavenger cells with the usual speed. The migration of the defence cells to the affected tissues or to the lymph nodes, which also support the defence, is also impeded with high sugar levels.