Candida (yeast infections) and Diabetes

bettymachete
By bettymachete Latest Reply 2015-12-25 11:01:30 -0600
Started 2010-07-17 22:54:04 -0500

I recently found out that candida should be a concern to diabetics I wanted to spread the word as well as some ideas to effectively control this problem.

As diabetics, chances are good you will also have problems with a bacteria known as candida. I have just started following the Candida Diet and to be honest I am beginning to see a difference. That and my use of virgin coconut oil has made all the difference in the world. I found a wonderful website that deals with the foods you should eat along with foods you should avoid. It also has directions for simple home tests you can do to see if your candida is a problem. http://www.thecandidadiet.com/foodstoeat.htm

(Taken from About.com) Every living human has candida in his or her system. Usually the "friendly bacteria" keep the non-friendly candida at bay, but certain factors can allow the candida to flourish — factors that are often brought on by diabetes. Candida Albicans is described as an opportunistic fungus (or form of yeast) that is the cause of many undesirable symptoms ranging from fatigue and weight gain, to joint pain and gas.

So why is Candida a bad thing? Ordinarily it isn't - the Candida population is kept under control by the friendly bacteria in our gut. However, when your immune system is down, Candida starts to multiply and can quickly take over.

The overgrowth of Candida produces toxins that your body's immune system can struggle to cope with. The wide-ranging side effects of this battle range from headaches and fatigue to abdominal pain and depression.

The occurrence of Candidiasis has actually been increasing rapidly over the last few decades. Our modern diet of processed food and sweets is partly to blame, but so are the increased prevalence of obesity and diabetes, plus the much more frequent use of antibiotics.

Candidiasis is a debilitating condition that prevents you from waking up strong, healthy and bursting with energy. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to fight it.


15 replies

Kirla
Kirla 2010-07-24 10:03:01 -0500 Report

With the exception of the grains, I followed a similar diet and my A1C went from 14.1 to 5.9 in about four months. My blood sugar went from 300+ to almost normal numbers in less than 6 weeks. AFTER 7 weeks of taking meds I was able to quit taking them and my blood sugar continued to get better and better and my cholesterol and blood pressure all have remained normal for the last year and a half. My last four A1C’s have all been under 6 with an average A1C of about 5.6.

I’m not sure if it has done anything about the bacteria, but for blood sugar control, it has work wonders for me. I hope by following the diet you have similar results.

It’s nice not to have to take meds or count carbs everyday and have almost perfect blood sugar numbers. My morning blood sugar readings run anywhere from 75 to 90. Post meals numbers run under 110 most days and I feel just fine.

Thanks for the info
Kevin

bettymachete
bettymachete 2010-07-24 19:49:20 -0500 Report

I hope so as well, my next A1C isn't until Sept but my doctor was very encouraged by my numbers and my recent blood tests. I can say I have been feeling much better than I had in years.

petals
petals 2010-07-18 22:06:45 -0500 Report

Betty I will look at the link, but I have a question, what is the virgin coconut oil for?

bettymachete
bettymachete 2010-07-19 00:20:16 -0500 Report

Well not only is virgin coconut oil a good way of getting good medium chain fats and lauric acid into my diet it is also a natural antifungal antivirus, and anti bacterial. So it doesn't allow for overgrowth of Candida. I take a tablespoon a day, useually mixed into oatmeal. I also use it on my skin and hair making it very smooth and shiny. It is also a metabolism booster.

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petals
petals 2010-07-24 14:34:32 -0500 Report

Where do you get virgin coconut oil? What if they only have slutty coconut oil? :) I'm in a mood today, sorry!!!

bettymachete
bettymachete 2010-07-24 19:47:22 -0500 Report

HAHA then you might be shopping in the wrong place…lol I get mine from Tropical Traditions because it's unrefined and processed all by hand. It still maintains the smell and taste of coconut. Plus it has the highest content of Lauric Acid which is a medium chain fat, few things on earth have this type of fat, mothers milk is one other but good luck on that endevor! lol Anyway there are others on the market, some can be bought in GNC or in supermarkets, I'd call them and ask them if they have it, if it is unrefined or not. Refined coconut oil has no smell or taste and it's separated by machine. You can also find some on Amazon that sells a bit cheaper, my cousin get's hers from there and she says it's really nice as well..

MAYS
MAYS 2010-07-17 23:49:03 -0500 Report

Great information !

bettymachete
bettymachete 2010-07-18 11:15:54 -0500 Report

Thanks Mays! It's amazing how things can be interlinking and the symptoms can be commonly misdiagnosed . The website I found was packed with great info and info that really opened my eyes, since I thought that a simple heat rash was just that a rash caused by heat and sweat. Take a shower and then dry well and use some corn starch but, it really goes much deeper than that. So instead of treating the local we should be treating the whole body instead.

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