• PattysPrch1 PattysPrch1
    January 02, 2009
    Does diabetes cause vaginal itching?
    PattysPrch1 PattysPrch1
    January 02, 2009

    My neighbor told me diabetes caused vaginal itching, and now that I have diabetes I know she's right! So, why do you get vaginal itching with diabetes, and what do you do to stop it? Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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  • Cherise Nicole
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    January 03, 2009
    Cherise Nicole
    Health Guide
    January 03, 2009

    PattysPrch1

     

    Vaginal itching could mean you are getting a yeast infection. Diabetics get yeast infection due to high blood sugars--it's really common.  Your body doesn't fight the infection as fast as a non-diabetic so you may have to go to the doctor for medication to fix it. I went to the Doctor because of a yeast infection, back in 2004. My NP checked my blood sugar and it was 350. I was diagonosed with diabetes and I have never had a yeast infection since. Once you get your blood sugar under control you shouldn't see them anymore.

     

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