Welcome to our frequently asked question series. One common query we receive is: “I have diabetes. Is this the reason I got a yeast infection?” It’s indeed a possibility. As many are aware, diabetes is a condition related to blood sugar levels.
There are two primary forms of diabetes. The one we often encounter is Type 2 diabetes. Those with Type 2 can generally use medicines to manage their blood sugar levels. When combined with the right diet and maintaining optimal body weight, many can effectively manage the condition. In contrast, Type 1 diabetes is insulin-dependent and an auto-immune condition, which is a different scenario altogether. For the sake of this discussion, our focus is on Type 2 diabetes.
Diabetics might experience a higher glucose output in their urine, which can lead many, especially females, towards vaginal yeast infections. This is a critical aspect to be aware of. If you notice recurring vaginal infections and have diabetes, it’s essential to manage your blood sugar levels appropriately. Multiple blood tests can gauge the extent of your sugar levels both in the short and long term. It’s advisable to discuss these tests with your healthcare professional.
Furthermore, it’s worth noting that some diabetics show skin manifestations of yeast infections in areas like the armpits, groin, and feet. These could arise due to elevated blood glucose levels. As highlighted in our book, Candida Crusher, Candida yeast infections thrive on sugar. Consistently high blood sugar or increased urinary glucose output can certainly make one susceptible to yeast infection manifestations if they have diabetes.
Additionally, it’s interesting to mention that some individuals were diagnosed with diabetes after their healthcare professionals found they had persistent vaginal yeast infections, which then prompted blood tests. This might be something to consider if you’re experiencing similar symptoms.
Disclaimer: This blog post aims to provide general information. It’s crucial to consult with your healthcare professional for a comprehensive understanding of your situation and appropriate advice tailored to your needs.