Yeast infections and Daibetes

By jsd2005 Latest Reply 2009-03-22 06:50:20 -0500
Started 2009-03-16 08:25:53 -0500

What Causes yeast infections? when yeast infections happen, it's because our bodies bacteria levels are out of control. Many things can cause this and make you more susceptible an d aggravate other health conditions in the process. Repeated yest infections can mean as well as diabetes or another health condition.Just because you have repeated yeast infection doesn't mean you only have problems with blood sugars. It's certainly worth investigation though and checking your sugars more frequently. If you've tried numerous methods for fighting yeast infections, but it seems relentless, it's worth talking with your Dr.
about testing for other conditions,

Our bodies have both good and bad bacteria the good guys can get when things go off kilter for many reasons such as overpowered by the bad
guys, illness poor diet or medication. People who are diabetic can be more prone to yeast infections because their bodies levels are off due to their blood sugars and their lack of of strength of in their immune system can make it easier for unhealthy bacteria to thrive.

Treatment options; As long as you follow a strict diet and know that when you stray from it, your blood sugars go crazy sugar cab feed candida and make them replicate .

Over the counter yeast infection medication can help. Although they can take longer than others as they may not be powerful enough.
Diet may be the key as managing our blood sugars can be a key factor in controlling not only or sugars but keeping the bad bacteria at bay. You can also follow a Candida diet as it may help. improving your immune system can also be a big factor in the fight against yeast infections

How to treat yeast infections. There are a number of OTC remedies for yeast infection. As a diabetic, I would ask and talk to my Dr. directly as you want to get rid of it quickly, so it doesn't wreak havoc with your diabetes management. As many as 75% of women will get a yeast infection at sometime. Many more will have two or three in their lifetime.

Yeast infections can be common wearing tight or synthetic clothing can play a role. These items don't permit sufficient air circulation to allow the air to dry the area. Additionally frequently wearing panty liners does the same thing and fresh air can't get to the area to help it dry.
It's a difficult issue to talkAlways talk to your Dr. and ask questions. Get the answers you deserverve.
Good luck

12 replies

lipsie 2009-03-21 17:39:32 -0500 Report

Ack! Sounds like you do have it rough! I guess I should count my blesssings for what all I do get to have. I wish you well and you came to a great site, the pople here are fabulous! Coming here has changed my way of life in many ways. Good luck! Sheila

2catty 2009-03-21 17:50:19 -0500 Report

I guess I got lucky when it comes to this problem. I have had one yeast infection in my life and it happened one week after I was diagnosed. Never have had one since. Hopefully it will stay that way.LOL. Now my mom on the other hand keeps constant yeast infections. No matter what treatment she gets it never fully goes away. She has been told they actully might put her in the hospital and put her on a course of iv antibiotics to try and clear it up. It is very uncomfortable for her. I just can not imagine the pain and irritation of it constantly.

lipsie 2009-03-22 06:50:20 -0500 Report

Yeah, skin has alsys been a huge issue issue for me, yeast infections, heck right now I take this Premarim vag. cream for thinning of the walls once a wee

kc86h91rrt95i09 2009-03-21 13:59:08 -0500 Report

Hello everyone~my name is Kay, I am a healthcare professional, respiratory therapist working in consulting, I also suffer from problems with yeast. I have food allergies…not diabetes..but it seems we have the same dieting struggles. I am a big label reader, it tells you everything, I also am aware of how they hide ingredients by calling it a different name…and then once you think you have found a safe product…they will change the ingredients without a consumer alert!!! Geeshhh..My food allergies are very difficult to deal with, I am allergic to corn, eggs, chicken, and MSG, lets not forget yeast. This is a major challenge every day. One book I found helpful in Chronic Candidiasis by Micheal T Murray, N.D. it gives some recipes and explanations on how to live more healthy, naturally.

Two painful feet
Two painful feet 2009-03-18 21:00:37 -0500 Report

I'm in the middle of one now. I like to use body powder. My doctor said if powder has corn starch in it. You have set up a feast with the corn starch and blood sugars. I had no idea about this.


Amy Tenderich
Amy Tenderich 2009-03-16 13:54:21 -0500 Report

Yup, yeast infections are VERY COMMON among women with diabetes. It's the elevated blood sugar that makes a great environment for yeast to grow.

I wrote about this (tongue-in-cheek) a while back at:

Lanore 2009-03-17 12:32:37 -0500 Report

Hi Amy…Got an error mess when i click on the link…

Lanore 2009-03-16 09:19:05 -0500 Report

I have been diabetic for over twenty trs and have a proiblem with this, where it goes on for 6 to 10 months. I have tried all over the counter things and the pill…NOTHINGS works for it. And yes i have gone to my Dr and she can not help either. I don't wear tight pants. Just something i have to live with from time to time.

MeiMei 2009-03-16 09:28:22 -0500 Report

Have you tried the candida diet yet? It is very strict at first, no yeast products (yeast breads, cultured milk products—like yogurt, cottage cheese, cream cheese, sour cream), anything that has been fermented like beer or soy sauce. It is basically a vegetable and meat diet and limited fruits. It is meant to clear out the yeast from inside your body. Check it out on the web by googling it to find out more specifics. It may help and you don't have to live with it.

lipsie 2009-03-16 08:35:24 -0500 Report

You absoulutely right, there are many other reasons you can get a yeast infestion. I find the Diflucan 1 pill the doctor prescribes to work well, its easy and not a mess…but of course thats between the doctor and you. Sheila

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