My daughter is a freshman in college & she went to a small school 5 hours from home. She just turned 18, diagnosed at 14 as a high school freshman. She's been at college since August. Since Sept, she's been battling a yeast infection. I've read some online about women with T1 getting these & having a hard time getting rid of it, but this is the first time she's had the problem.
If I look up info, the first thing I see is: "a sign of uncontrolled diabetes." That's scary. I think her blood sugar is probably running a little higher now that she's managing things entirely on her own, but I don't think she's out of control. I really looked over the food options on campus & they're not bad at all, but she has to make the right choices. I think she may be eating more carbs & possibly high fructose corn syrup & things that I had cut out of our diet.
She's also been a little bit stressed, besides just getting used to college & being "on her own" because she broke her wrist at softball practice & she had a roommate she wasn't getting along with. Just about have those 2 things fixed now. I've read that stress can also be a factor for developing yeast infections (besides affecting BG).
So, she's tried over-the-counter stuff. She got a prescription for 2 Diflucan because we read that T1s often need a double dose. That cleared it for maybe a week & it's back.
So my question is: what do you recommend for treatment? What have you tried that works? --Forgot to add that I've given her probiotics, so she's taking those too.--
Also, should I be worried that her blood sugar might be running pretty high due to the evidence of the yeast infection? Or is it ok to believe that there are several factors contributing? Besides, I can't do anything about her BG from here! I keep telling myself she'll have to learn better controlif that is what's causing the problem. I mean, she'll learn the hard way if this doesn't clear up. (Back on Diflucan & over-the-counter again currently).