Could recurrent yeast infections be a sign of prediabetes?

August 18th, 2013 by Emily

Question: Could recurrent yeast infections be a sign of prediabetes?
I am at my wits end with my yeast infections. I wipe front to back, take probiotics, everything I’m supposed to do. But I keep getting infections. My blood sugar is normal, but I am absolutely overweight. Might I still have prediabetes even if my blood sugar number is technically ok?

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Answer by Brown Eyes
Keeping that area dry for some women is hard to do. Try trimming the hair down there so it doesn’t stay so wet and purchase cotton underwear. Nylon underwear keep that area moist and doesn’t let it dry out like cotton underwear does.

Recurring yeast infections doesn’t mean you are more susceptible of getting diabetes.

I purchase Monistat and keep it on hand because I also have recurring yeast infection. It gets rid of it right away. I’ve had recurring yeast infections for years.

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4 Comments on “Could recurrent yeast infections be a sign of prediabetes?”

  1. micksmixxx says:

    Yes, it could be, my friend. The extra sugar (glucose) that’s present in someone that is pre-diabetic offers something for the fungus (yeast) to thrive on.

    You will, of course, be required to see your doctor for a blood test to confirm that pre-diabetes is the problem as only a practising medical doctor is authorised [authorized, if you are, in fact, one of my American cousins ... or prefer the American spelling] to diagnose this. (Your doctor MAY require you to have several blood tests and/or an OGTT (Oral Glucose Tolerance Test) to confirm the diagnosis.)

    By the way, it’s me that’s offered Dr. Vik Rajan a thumbs up as what he is saying is absolutely correct. The disclaimer he has made is to cover himself from anyone foolhardy enough to wish to contest what he’s saying in a court of law which, I understand, is ‘the American way’.

  2. Nana Lamb says:

    something is causing the yeast infections but it is NOT a sign of diabetes!! it is of itself!

    one friend of mine MUST always take showers, not tub baths! that always gives her an infection!!

    you and your doctor must explore what it is you are doing or not doing! Keep a diary of your daily activities and foods for a few months to see if there is anything you are doing to cause this problem

    weight has nothing to do with anything!! And no! if your glucose is in normal range you are not diabetic or whatever the current term is for just before diabetes .

  3. Ben Trolled says:

    Let’s take a look at another little pest for you. You may not have a yeast infection..It could very well be a Bacterial infectionBacterial vaginosis refers to an overgrowth of certain types of bacteria that are normally present in the vagina and is not a sexually-transmitted infection (STD). The condition used to be referred to as Gardnerella vaginitis; because Gardnerella is a type of bacteria that sometimes causes the infection. While symptoms are not present in about half of women with bacterial vaginosis, those who do experience symptoms will have vaginal discharge, usually with an unpleasant odor. The discharge is usually gray to white in color but can be of any color.

    Another common type of vaginitis results from vaginal yeast infections. Candida albicans is the type of fungus most commonly responsible for vaginitis. Yeast is believed to be present in the vagina of 20%-50% of healthy women. Vaginal yeast infections occur when new yeast is introduced into the vaginal area or when there is an overgrowth of the yeast already present in the vagina, for example, when the normal protective bacteria are destroyed by antibiotics taken to treat another infection. Yeast can also overgrow and cause infections in women with suppressed immune function.

    Like bacterial vaginosis, yeast infection may result in a vaginal discharge. In this case, if discharge is present, it is usually thick and whitish, with a consistency similar to that of cottage cheese. But the most common symptom is itching in the vaginal or vulvar area. A burning sensation and pain during intercourse or urination are also characteristic symptoms of a yeast vaginitis. Unlike the discharge of bacterial vaginosis, the discharge of a yeast infection is typically odorless.

    If you have any of the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis or yeast vaginitis, it is important to contact your health care practitioner. The symptoms of both conditions are nonspecific and can also occur in more serious infections and conditions, so a correct diagnosis is important. By examination of the vaginal discharge under a microscope, the diagnosis can usually be established if it is not apparent from the symptoms alone. Both conditions can be effectively treated with antibiotics, and an accurate diagnosis ensures the choice of appropriate antibiotic treatment.

    Take care

    BEn Trolled

  4. Selamawit says:


    Let me first blow off one of your worries. No research so far has shown that yeast infection can cause diabetes. But a woman with diabetes is likely to have a recurrent yeast infection. Let me give you the website for better understanding.

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