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Fri Jan 04 13:03:48 UTC 2013

Am I the only one that has these problems and am I wrong to attribute these things to diabetes? I get strange sores on my head and yeast infections.
Asked By: debgarrow  
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I am 59, type 2. Oral medications although I am active I do no formal exercise. I have lost 45 pound in the last year and I am trying to lose more. I am also on Plavix and I cut easy. I am so ready to blame my sores on the diabetes but I have always had sensitive skin and recently I have had boils (2). My mother and grandmother each had type 2 and they died of problems not related to diabetes.
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2013-01-14 19:13:39.0

High blood sugars can create an environment that predisposes you to infections, bacterial and yeast. Staying in good control helps to prevent this from occurring more frequently. I would have these checked out by your own health care to evaluate. I would also ask how your last A1C was and try to troubleshoot from there. Take care!
Answered By: susan sloane
Accreditations: B.S.,Rph.,C.D.E.,Nutritionist
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