Bed Bug Bites? We Can Help!

How bed bugs are dangerous to diabetics 

On Behalf of | Nov 28, 2023 | Bed Bug Injuries

A bed bug infestation can be particularly difficult to deal with, especially when they are causing physical discomfort and pain. If left untreated, bed bugs can cause serious issues to victims in just a few days. Victims may experience sores, bumps, itching and swelling from bed bugs.

While many people can handle bed bug infestations, and the injuries may be temporary, someone who is diabetic may not have an easy time. Even a small wound to a diabetic can create devastating effects. Here’s what you should know if a diabetic suffers a bed bug bite:

What is a diabetic wound?

Diabetes is a chronic health condition that causes the body to not produce enough insulin. As a result, food broken down into sugar in the body is not easily processed. The sugar can stay in the bloodstream and cause health problems, such as heart failure, vision loss and kidney disease. People who suffer from diabetes have to frequently check their blood sugar and glucose levels to prevent medical problems.

One of the issues with diabetes is that victims may have slow-healing wounds. Diabetes can narrow blood vessels and make blood thicker, which can make it harder for blood to circulate in the body. Poor circulation can make it harder for blood and oxygen to get to the wound to fight off infections and heal tissue.

Injuries, such as bites from bed bugs, can create non-healing wounds for diabetics. If the wound is untreated, the bite could become infected. The infection can then develop gangrene, which can cause body tissue to die. As a result, a victim may need to seek amputation. 

If you have diabetes and are suffering from infectious bed bug bites because of an infestation in a hotel or home, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills. You should reach out to Bed Bug Law for a consultation today.