Hi all. I know we've spoken on here about the tendency of us Type 1's to get more than our share of UTI's and infections of all sorts. But what I don't remember reading is if we have a harder time getting rid of them.
I've had a UTI since at least December. The symptoms were mild compared to ones I've had in the past (before diagnosis) so I probably had it for awhile before I went to the doctor. I'm now most of the way through my fourth set of antibiotic treatments and it's still here! I have a pretty strong immune system, but still think it's amazing I've had it this long without it spreading to the kidney or going systemic. It can't be a good thing to have any infection this long. Happily my blood sugars don't seem to be impacted. If I finish this course of treatment without improvement I'll go to the doctor once again. But meanwhile I'm wondering if this is common for us, or if anyone has any answers/suggestions.