I Have Diabetes Is This The Reason I Have A Yeast Infection
Good day there, Eric Bakker, naturopath, authorof Candida Crusher. This is our frequently asked question series. I have diabetes, Eric. Is this the reasonI got a yeast infection? Well, it could well be. As you know, we calldiabetes a blood sugar problem. So there are two types of diabetes, but the common onewhich many people come to me with is Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetics can generallytake medicines to regulate their blood sugar and providing they eat the right food andlook after their body weight, they can usually keep it at bay.
Type 1 diabetes, however, is insulin dependentand an autoimmune disease. It's a different ball game we're talking about. I'm referringto Type 2 diabetes here. So diabetics can increase or have a higheramount of glucose output in their urine, and this can predispose many people toward vaginalyeast infections or females to vaginal yeast infections. So, this is something that youneed to bear in mind. If you get recurring vaginal infection and you're a diabetic, youneed to get your blood sugar sorted properly. There are different blood tests you can doto determine whether you've got a problem short term or long term, so you want to besttalk to your about these particular
tests. Make sure you've got your blood sugarunder control if you want to prevent these further outbreaks. But I have also seen diabetics with skin manifestationsof yeast infections around the armpits, in the groin, around the feet area, and thisalso can be due to a higher blood glucose level and we know that Candida yeast infectionsfeed on sugar. So if you've got continually high blood sugar, if you've got high urinaryoutput of glucose, you can certainly predispose yourself to manifestations of yeast infectionif you've got diabetes. So this could be a reason. And I've also seensome diabetics actually being diagnosed with
diabetes after the discovered theyhad a chronic vaginal yeast infection which led to blood testing. So that's another thingyou may want to think about. So to answer your question again, is my diabetesthe reason I've got a yeast infection? It could well be. Get yourself checked out. Ihope that answers your question.