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Are yeast infections a symptom of diabetes?

Recurring yeast infections are often the first sign of diabetes in women, and women who experience this should consult a doctor! Any Suggestions here?

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  1. Anneliese Reply:

    Yeast Infection and Diabetes Symptoms. Do you know the symptoms of yeast infections and diabetes? Are you aware there are at least 20 types of yeast ? Detail:http://www.ehow.com/facts_4793662_yeast-infection-diabetes-symptoms.html

  2. Chanelle Reply:

    Mar 17, 2006 In fact, recurring yeast infections are often the first sign of diabetes in women. This is why it is important that you consult your gynecologist if you

  3. Mitzie Reply:

    A yeast infection is caused by the single-celled fungus called candida albicans. Though naturally occurring in the genital and digestive tracts, the fungus can grow in disproportionate qualities and give both men and women a yeast infection… More:http://www.ehow.com/about_5333233_signs-symptoms-yeast-infection.html

  4. Leda Reply:

    The most common symptoms of yeast infections for women are a burning and itching in the vaginal area. There may be soreness and redness too. There is usually an increased discharge that will by white, and thick, maybe even lumpy. The discha… More:http://answers.ask.com/Health/Other/what_are_yeast_infection_symptoms

  5. Jose Reply:

    As unwelcoming as yeast infections are, it is good to know what the symptoms are so that it can be treated quickly. Some of the common symptoms of a yeast infection are painful urination, itching and burning. More:http://answers.ask.com/Health/Other/what_are_symptoms_of_a_yeast_infection

  6. Ginny Reply:

    How common are yeast infections with diabetes?

  7. Terra Reply:

    Hi Kelley – yes, a yeast infection with other symptoms would be reason enough to test for diabetes! Yeast are hungry little organisms whose favorite food just happens to be sugar! If you are diabetic you will spill sugar into your urine! The urine can then act as a source of food allowing a yeast infection to take hold! Other factors which might influence your doctor to test you for diabetes might be excess body weight, thirst, frequent urination, hunger and possible weight loss! Age can also be a factor! The test is simple and relatively inexpensive so be grateful that you have a doc who is on top of the situation and looking out for your welfare! If you do have type 2 diabetes, the sooner it is diagnosed, the sooner you can start treatment and the less likely you are to develop serious complications! Good Luck!! Hope its a false alarm!

  8. Larue Reply:

    Also commonly referred to as a yeast infection, candidiasis is also technically known as Symptoms of candidiasis may vary depending on the area affected. Diabetes mellitus and the use of anti-bacterial antibiotics are also linked to an

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