Fungal Infections with Diabetes

An infection that commonly occurs in people with diabetes, fungal infections can affect many different parts of the body. The main culprit is a fungus called Candida albicans, which most people know of as ‘thrush’. When you mention thrush, though, many think it is an infection that only occurs in women, but that is not true at all. Candida albicans thrives in moist, warm spaces, particularly where there are skin creases such as the armpits, the groin and under the breast. Candida is a yeast-like fungus and is the more common cause of fungal infections. It is characterized by areas of red, moist, itchy rashes that sometimes are surrounded by little tiny blisters and scales. The itch can be quite intense and frustrating, and scratching can break the skin and cause an additional skin infection. As well as the skin, this fungal infection can occur in the corners of the mouth, called angular cheilitis; in the mouth; under the foreskin; and in the vagina.

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