THERE’S YEAST DOWN THERE
There is a connection between type 1 and type 2 diabetes and vaginal yeast infections, research studies have shown, so pay attention to recurring problems in the genital area if you are a woman.
Glucose is fuel for yeast, and high blood sugar creates an environment in the vagina that allows yeast to overgrow. This can result in yeast infections, or candidiasis, which is characterized by genital itching and burning and a “cottage-cheese-like” discharge from the vagina.
Candidiasis can have other causes other than diabetes. These include having a compromised immune system, engaging in sexual activity, and undergoing some types of hormone therapy. Taking birth control pills and certain antibiotics can also cause yeast infections.