KEY POINTS

  • Type 2 diabetes could manifest itself in a host of symptoms
  • There are symptoms that you could find in the genitals 
  • Itching, irritation, and other feelings could signal high blood sugar levels

Type 2 diabetes is one of those chronic conditions, which, when left untreated, could result in a lot of health issues. People normally watch out for the symptoms of type 2 diabetes. This allows them to look for the right treatment, as well as cease engaging in activities that could lead to an increase in blood sugar levels.

Aside from having high blood sugar reading, another symptom of type 2 diabetes is exhibited by the genitals. If you have a yeast infection, then you might consider diabetes as a possible cause. According to Express, yeast infection happens when there are “viable” conditions that would allow the yeast to grow.

As per Diabetes.co.uk, having high blood sugar levels is among the culprits behind the prevalence of thrush. This is the condition wherein affected areas like the vagina suffer from irritation, discharge, and itchiness. This is also very uncomfortable and could happen at any time of the day.

Other symptoms of thrush include soreness and feeling pain during sexual intercourse. There is also white curd that appears on the skin. There are also times when there would be some reddening of the outer parts of the vagina.

To prevent this, it would be safe to go for foods that have less sugar. Try to steer clear of sweet foods and go for healthy fruits and vegetables. You may also want to include more fish as this is something that could give you a great and healthy heart as well.

Other activities that you can do to help lower blood sugar levels is to engage in daily exercises. This does not only help prevent high blood sugar levels, but it also lowers your risk of developing other serious ailments like a stroke or high blood pressure.

So if you start to feel something irritating or itchy in the genitals, better consult your doctor as it could be a sign of type 2 diabetes. Early treatment is always better.