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Do diabetic women get frequent yeast infections ?

I read in another post, the person wrote "I'm diabetic, so I get frequent yeast infections". Is it because she's diabetic? I've never heard of it either.
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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Diabetic people are known to get repeated infections, especially yeast and bacterail due to the high sugar levels. Sugar serves as a kind of growth medium where they can thrive well. So these people get predisposed to the infections.

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