In an article on EverydayHealth.com, Marijke Vroomen-Durning, RN (medically reviewed by Christine Wilmsen Craig, MD) discusses how women who suffer from type II diabetes are also at an increased risk for more frequent yeast infections. Vaginal yeast infection is a condition that can cause itching and irritation around the vagina, a thick white cottage-cheese-like discharge, and a burning sensation when using the bathroom or during sex.
The less controlled the diabetes, the more likely the woman will suffer from yeast infections. According to Daniel Einhorn, MD, vice president of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, one reason for this relationship is that elevated blood sugars show up in the mucus within the vagina and vulva. This serves as an excellent environment for breeding a yeast infection.
Also, women who have trouble controlling their type II diabetes also may have a harder time curing a yeast infection as the diabetes can compromise the immune system. For this reason, it is important to diagnose, treat, and reverse type II diabetes. The right diagnosis and treatment can definitely make life a little bit easier for women who experience complications with their diabetes. Call the office today to find out if you meet the criteria for a free consultation and to learn how to reverse your type II diabetes naturally.