Background: This study was conducted to investigate the clinical and microbiological characteristics of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) complicated with sepsis and to provide a reasonable basis for early diagnosis and treatment.
Methods: The clinical material of patients with T2DM complicated with sepsis enrolled from January 2019 to February 2022 in the Endocrinology Department of Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital were retrospectively analyzed.
Results: A total of 36 patients were included. T2DM patients with sepsis had bad blood glucose control, long hospital stays, poor nutritional status, severe infection, occult primary infection sites, and high detection rates of ESBL producing Escherichia coli and MRSA.
Conclusions: Multiple complex clinical factors made it difficult for T2DM patients with sepsis to be cured or improved and raised great challenges for antibiotic therapy.