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Candidiasis And Diabetes

Candidiasis and diabetes are two health issues that go together quite regularly. Diabetes lowers your immune system, and then your body becomes a better host for the Candida yeast when your sugar levels are being raised.

Your sugar levels

When you have diabetes it is important to keep regular checks on your sugar levels. Candida loves sugar so if your blood sugar is higher than it should be the Candida is going to have a much better chance of mutating into its fungal form.

Once the Candida mutates then it grows rhizoids ( hooks ) that help the Candida attach itself to your skin or intestines, and that’s when you start getting symptoms.

Your blood sugar level should be around 100 – 110 before you have a meal. Then they should be no more than 140 after your meal. Having a sugar level that goes above that may be another reason to go and see your doctor.

Recurrent yeast infections

If you suffer from recurrent yeast infections, and you haven’t seen your doctor for a while then it could be a good idea to go and see him/her. An underlying cause such as diabetes is something that can trigger recurrent yeast infections. Not seeing your doctor will only make your health worse, and it could turn into something that causes problems with your health for the rest of your life.

Recurrent yeast infections that you have been treating yourself could mean you have something other than a yeast infection. This is why no matter how many times you have had a yeast infection you should never self diagnose yourself.

See your doctor

If your in doubt over anything about your health you should always see your doctor first. A yeast infection is something that probably a lot of women get embarrassed about seeing their doctor about, but the quicker it’s diagnosed the quicker you can treat it.

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