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Thrush

Discussion in 'Greetings and Introductions' started by Jo114, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. Jo114

    Jo114 Type 2 · Member

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    hi, I was diagnosed type 2 in May and since then I've had thrush about every 3 weeks , does anyone else suffer with this it's driving me mad and I'm not sure what's making my levels spike for this to happen
     
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    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Hi. Have you got a glucose meter? The thrush is almost certainly your blood sugar going into the teens and the kidneys dumping glucose. The solution is a mix of a low carb diet and possibly some medication such as Metformin. What was your last HBa1C and what meds and diet are you on?
     
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    lynn007 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I was like that and eventually was sent to gynecologist it was not thrush it was Lichen sclerosis which needs a lot of attention do not waste time because it is a serious skin condition.
     
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    Jo114 Type 2 · Member

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    I have my own meter and when I check in the morning so at least 8-10 hours after eating the reading is about 13 to 17
     
  6. Shar67

    Shar67 · Guest

    @Jo114 i agree with @lynn007 you need to go to your doctor to check it is thrush, there are a couple of other things that high blood glucose causes.
     
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  7. Jo114

    Jo114 Type 2 · Member

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    Thanks, I'm on metformin 4 a day plus atorvastatin , I'll check with my diabetes nurse on my next check in a week or so
     
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    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    I second the advice to get checked out, but it's very possible it is 'just' thrush as that's a high blood sugar.

    When you see your nurse, do let them know about your high levels as reducing those may help a lot.
     
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    Jo114 Type 2 · Member

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    I've been cutting things out as recommended any idea what could spike my levels to cause the thrush , does anyone's else suffer from this
     
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    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    If it is thrush and is caused by the high sugars, reducing your carbs should help.

    You've saud you wake up high but what's your blood sugar when you go to bed? That is, is it going high overnight or just high all the time?
     
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    Jo114 Type 2 · Member

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    I've never checked it before bed , I will check tomorrow
     
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    Jo114 Type 2 · Member

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    Just had my 3 month check and my levels have gone up , feeling confused
     
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    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    Can you give us an example of a day's food for you? There may be little things you can improve on.

    Did the nurse say anything about your higher levels or offer any help?
     
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