Did you or your child have a yeast infection immediately before diagnosis?
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.
For additional information, see:
- Ask the Diabetes Team question from July 2003
- Ask the Diabetes Team question from May 1999
- Ask the Diabetes Team question from February 1998
- Ask the Diabetes Team question from January 1998
- Ask the Diabetes Team question from September 1996
Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 15:37:27
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