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Type 2 Diabetes in Women

Type 2 Diabetes in Women

Type 2 Diabetes is a health condition in which the body can control and use sugar/glucose as a fuel is compromised. As a part of this long-term or chronic condition, so much sugar circulates through the bloodstream. High blood sugar levels will ultimately cause issues with the nervous,  circulatory, and immune systems.

Diabetes affects women differently than it affects men. Moreover, diabetes in African-American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latina, and Asian or Pacific Islander women is higher than in white women.

The Initial Signs & Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes in Women

Most of the symptoms of diabetes the same in men & women; however, specific symptoms and diabetes mellitus are particular to women.

These specific symptoms include itching and discomfort in the genital region, vaginal & oral yeast infections, or oral thrush. Such infections are caused due to the overgrowth of Candida albicans fungus.

Symptoms Vaginal Yeast Infections:

  1. Itching and discomfort in the vaginal region
  2. Discharge from the vagina
  3. Traumatic Sexual Experiences

Symptoms of Oral Thrush:

  1. White spots In the mouth
  2. A lot of redness & soreness
  3. Trouble swallowing or chewing
  4. Inner cheeks or swollen red gums
  5. The urge to have sex dwindles
  6. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a form of polycystic ova
  7. Infections of the urinary tract

Common Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms:

  • Excessive appetite & thirst
  • Urination regularly
  • Irritability & fatigue
  • Weight gain or lose
  • Hazy Vision
  • Nauseous
  • Time taking recovery of any wounds
  • Infections of the skin
  • Fruity, sweet, or acetone-like breath 
  • Dulling of the skin in the creases of the body (Acanthosis Nigricans)odor
  • Numbness or tingling in the feet or hands

How You Manage & Keep Your Type 2 Diabetes on Track?

Diabetic women are more likely to at-risk and have to manage more. They need to monitor blood sugar and keep a record of it. Also, to be healthy and perform their daily activities, they should eat nutritious foods.

Based on what’s going on in your life, your diabetes management strategy can continue to evolve with time. 

We have given a few tips to manage & keep your diabetes on track.

Urinary Tract Infection & Yeast Infection

To avoid your UTI and Yeast infections, you recommend maintaining your blood sugar level and keeping it closest possible to the target. You are also suggested to wear cotton underwear, drink plenty of water, and frequently urinate rather than let your bladder fill.

Cycle of Menstruation

Monitor your blood glucose levels frequently and maintain records of the outcomes to see whether a trend emerges. If you are on insulin, you must concern your doctor as there might be a need to double your dosage in the days leading up to your cycle. Moreover, getting adequate sleep, consuming the right amount of nutritious foods, and being primarily energetic can also help you.

Planned Parenthood & Getting pregnant & During Pregnancy

You must contact your physician from the birth control planning to get pregnant and during pregnancy. Every stage is crucial for you and your baby to monitor, keep a record and control your blood sugar level.

Also, you need to maintain a healthy routine and diet plan and exercise as per the doctor’s advice.

To learn more about your disease, risk factor, and preventions, you can get in contact with our experts at any time.