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Did you or your child have a yeast infection immediately before diagnosis?

 
     

Yes

 
 

26%

 

  145

 
     

No

 
 

64%

 

  348

 
     

Don't know

 
 

9%

 

  50

 
 

Did you or your child have a yeast infection immediately before diagnosis?

Poll dates: June 22 - 29, 2003
Total Votes: 543

Parents often report that their children had yeast infections immediately before their diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. In our poll, over one-third of people reported having a yeast infection immediately prior to their diagnosis.

According to Dr. Tessa Leginger, "often a yeast infection is a sign of early diabetes (yeast like to grow in warm, moist areas and sugar also promotes its growth)." Therefore it would seem prudent to have a blood sugar check performed at the doctor's office whenever a child presents with a yeast infection.

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