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5 Unique Signs Of Diabetes In Women

Diabetes can happen at any age and to anyone. That is why you should always be very careful and on the lookout for signs and symptoms especially if your family has a history of the disease. If you are a woman your risk of getting the disease is very high and can cause problems such as developing an eating disorder and can also cause infertility.

Below are 5 signs that are more common in women than men;

 

Vaginal Itching And Pain And Also Vaginal And Oral Yeast Infections

This can happen with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, because a buildup of glucose can cause an overgrowth of yeast. Symptoms often include vaginal itching and thick discharge.

 

Sexual Dysfunction

Diabetes can damage nerve cells in the vagina. This often leads difficulty during sex, as well as vaginal dryness.

 

Urinary Tract Infections  

It occurs when bacteria enters anywhere in the urinary tract, including the urethra, ureters, kidneys, and bladder. They are much more common in women than in men in general, and they occur more often in people with diabetes because the sugar in the urine presents a breeding ground for bacterial growth.

 

Darkened Skin

A common sign of type 2 diabetes is darkened skin on certain parts of the body. Affected areas can include the neck, armpits, elbows, knees and knuckles.

 

Fruity Or Sweet Smelling Breath

This occurs when you have high levels of ketones in the blood, which can lead to diabetic ketoacidosis if left untreated

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