12. Yeast Infections
The sugary environments are conducive to the growth of yeast and bacteria. A vaginal yeast infection that is called candidiasis, is a condition that is characterized by itching and irritation around the vagina. When the blood sugar levels are higher than normal, women with type 2 diabetes face a greater risk of infection from yeast and bacteria. Most women have yeast but don’t usually show the effects of these microorganisms. However, when they grow in number due to the conducive environment they can cause extreme problems. Women who cannot control their diabetes have a problem fighting off infections from yeast. It becomes a challenge to get rid-off any infection once it has started developing. The infection from yeast will cause itching, general discomfort, and pain with urination. Apart from the vaginal area being affected by this infection, other areas can also equally be affected. Yeast can cause problems in the moist parts of the feet and mouth.
The notable thing is that the yeast normally grows in environments that have sugar because they feed on sugar. If your diabetes is not being controlled, your blood sugar levels increase. This results in high amounts of yeast growing and you can develop a yeast infection. Therefore, controlling your sugar level may assist reduce this risk of infection. Some yeasts can cause serious health problems and you need to get regular screening processes. You need to consult your doctor to plan a screening schedule. Maintaining your blood sugar levels may help reduce your risk of infection. The positive thing is that treatment for yeast infection for those suffering from diabetes is the same as for others who don’t have it.