Vaginal Dryness

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2013-05-05 10:32:27 -0500
Started 2013-04-30 13:09:57 -0500

Can I get Vaginal dryness from diabetes?

7 replies

Jesse's derby
Jesse's derby 2013-05-01 21:56:38 -0500 Report

I have just had my first yeast infection in 30 years. Trust me…it was not due to what it was due to 30 years ago! So, I did some (more) reading and found that diabetes can increase susceptibility to infections. Some of the medications can, as well.

Type1Lou 2013-05-02 10:50:30 -0500 Report

I had many more yeast infections when I was spilling sugar in my urine due to poor control. Once I tightened up my BG control, the frequency of yeast infections diminished. Bladder/urinary tract infections may also increase because of poor control. Neither is very pleasant…another incentive to manage our diabetes.

Type1Lou 2013-05-01 14:22:00 -0500 Report

It might depend upon your age. I'd never had a problem until reaching my 60's (so I suspect mine is due more to the hormone changes that come with aging.) After mentioning it to my doctor, she prescribed premarin cream which has solved the problem…just one more RX to fill!

IronOre 2013-04-30 23:39:18 -0500 Report

I think so.
It's not too far from the feet . . . but I guess that depends on how long your legs are.
Just a guy's common sense answer.

RebC 2013-04-30 16:04:23 -0500 Report

I've never experienced that. I would think it had more to do with your hormones than with diabetes. I would look into your thyroid levels. I know that that can cause dryness, and it's common to be diagnosed with hypothyroidism after being diagnosed with diabetes. Good luck!

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