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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Can a yeast infection from diabetes be transmitted through sexual activity?

Can a yeast infection from diabetes be transmitted through sexual activity?

Only if "dining out": Vaginal yeast infections rarely infect male partners through intercourse, however, "dining out"(oral sex) can produce thrush, an oral yeast infection in susceptible partners. ...Read more

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Prone to vag yeast infections. No diabetes. Tested HIV w oraquick at nonprof aids org, negative. Should i get tested for HIV again at actual doctor?

Prone to vag yeast infections. No diabetes. Tested HIV w oraquick at nonprof aids org, negative. Should i get tested for HIV again at actual doctor?

Not yet: It may not be a yeast infection. See your gyn provider to check for other types of vaginitis. Bacterial vaginosis is another common vaginal issue and it won't respond to treatments for yeast. ...Read more

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I have frequent urination and leak throught the day and night. Just got checked for yeast infection & diabetes both are negative. See profile please.?

I have frequent urination and leak throught the day and night. Just got checked for yeast infection & diabetes both are negative. See profile please.?

Go back to your doc: Frequent urination that isn't yeast (or other) infection or diabetes mellitus (high sugar) might be due to high calcium (hypercalcemia) or diabetes insipidus (not related to sugar). Or it might be due to urge incontinence from an overactive bladder. Some medications also make you pee more, eg diuretics but so can caffeine & alcohol so keep that in mind when you drink. ...Read more

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Can a vaginal yeast infection due to diabetes be transmitted sexually?

Can a vaginal yeast infection due to diabetes be transmitted sexually?

Yes, but...: Atlhough it is not a "sexually transmitted disease", yeast can be transmitted from one person to another during sexual activities. ...Read more

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I have chronic yeast infection possible sign of diabetes, what do you suggest?

I have chronic yeast infection possible sign of diabetes, what do you suggest?

Possibly have DM: Get blood glucose monitor over-the-counter in pharmacy. Check sugar after overnight fast- if126 diabetic. Or check 2 hours after eating if 200 , diabetic. ...Read more

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Before you all say see a doctor, I'm here just for advice. I wanted to know how can I naturally treat a yeast infection that comes from diabetes.

Before you all say see a doctor, I'm here just for advice. I wanted to know how can I naturally treat a yeast infection that comes from diabetes.

No need to see a doc: Once set in, there's not much that will take care of it aside from good old Monistat which is obtainable over the counter. With regard to prevention, maintaining adequate control of your blood sugar will help. Never douche. Avoid seeking antibiotics for simple stuff like a common cold (though if your doc prescribes them as necessary, take them). Probiotic (yogurt) consumption may help, won't hurt. ...Read more

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Is vaginal yeast infection a sign of diabetes? 27-year-old married female.

Is vaginal yeast infection a sign of diabetes? 27-year-old married female.

Can be but unlikely: Vaginal yeast infections are very common in women and mostly have nothing to do with diabetes. If you have diabetes, you're more likely to get them because sugar in the urine feeds yeast cells normally present on the skin anyway which can lead to overgrowth. If you're worried about having diabetes, please see your doctor. A hba1c can be checked. If you're spilling sugar in urine, it will be high. ...Read more

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Are recurrent yeast infections a sign of diabetes? I am 21 year old. No other symptoms of diabetes. Could it be due to diabetes or tuberculosis?

Are recurrent yeast infections a sign of diabetes? I am 21 year old. No other symptoms of diabetes. Could it be due to diabetes or tuberculosis?

Recurrent yeast: infections can be seen in diabetes, but are more common with poor female hygiene, infected sexual partner, etc. Doubt you have diabetes and certainly not tb. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more