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Sat Nov 12 11:18:53 UTC 2011

Told "U hafta be a diabetic, no other explanation".....
Asked By: imissmyson  
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Every time I have any kind of sugar I end up with a very very very very bad yeast infection. This last 1 was the result of ONE lump of sugar in my tea..... it took 5 weeks of diflucan to get rid of it. I have been GTT tested 3 times, been given a glucose meter to check my blood sugars at home (never been over 84, in 2 years), and have had repeated A1C's drawn & tested (highest was 2.7). I've had, according to my doctor, "every available test for diabetes known to man"...I've even had fructosamine levels done. All of my other (done repeatedly over the past 2.5 yrs, btw) labs are normal...my BP has always been on Tue low side, running 90/60 or so since I was a kid. I have now taken to disposing mu undergarments after wearing once and all my clothes get darn near destroyed by BAKING them in the dryer for an hour after HOT water washing on the "sanitary" setting. I HAVE HAD IT. Try to imagine having to change everything from the waist down 8-12 times a DAY just to keep dry! HELP!
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2011-11-18 09:30:54.0

Morning and have some additional considerations for you:

Diabetes can be a very complicated condition, have a post script to add, additional information for your tool box:
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Regards, Sue

Answered By: Susan Throop
Accreditations: RD, CDE, MA
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2011-11-17 16:32:56.0

Good Afternoon IMissMySon; Thank you for consulting with dLife and the vote of confidence. Must be super frustrating, all test show negative and diabetes related complications occur. Frequent UTI's, (as well as many more: i.e. slow healing wounds, the growth of bacteria such as UTIs, changes in eye sight, to mention a few). There are possible reasons for the statement, "you hafta be a diabetic." The A1C is the accumulated average, fructosamine can be unreliable. Have you taken your blood glucose levels randomly throughout the day, ideally <140 mg/dl? It is the total carbohydrate from food products that primarily fuel the blood glucose, secondary can be stress.

I have include some additional references articles, hope this helps, regards Sue
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Answered By: Susan Throop
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