I am a type 2 Diabetic, and it seems that since August, 2 months after my diagnosis of last year, I have been getting Yeast Infections for the first time in my life. Currently, I had one on February 14th, and 10 days later I had my period, which lasted for a long 10 days, which I haven't had that happen since High School. I believe I have one now, and I'm wondering what that is caused by. I read online that possible high blood sugars can cause it, and my sugar has been running high lately. Is there any other reason why I would be getting another infection?
There are many reasons that can contribute to a yeast infection, including: uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, hormonal changes, use of birth control pills, too frequent use of antibiotics, use of steroid medication, and a weakened immune system.
In your case, the yeast infection is probably caused by diabetes. Diabetes changes the pH of the urine, thus causing an environment that is good for the yeast infection. Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus also affects the immune system.
The infection might reoccur less often, once the diabetes is regulated well enough.
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