type 2 diabetes are at higher risk for further health complications. One of the more common complications are skin problems. One of these skin problems can be caused by Candida albicans, an organism that is actually already present on our bodies but that can also lead to infections of the skin. A problem occurs when there are changes in our bodies that allow it to grow or spread out of control. Candida albicans and diabetes is an issue due to persistent, elevated blood sugar levels that can allow the fungus to spread.
An infection due to candida albicans usually occurs in these areas of the body:
If you are diabetic, you should consult with a doctor if a skin infection is present, no matter how minor it may seem. Medication may be needed to clear up the infection, and a home care regimen may be prescribed to help it clear up more quickly.
Candida albicans and diabetes is not an uncommon combination. However, you can minimize the risk of skin infections (or recurring infections) by practicing good diabetes skin care. Keeping blood sugar levels consistently within the target ranges determined by your doctor will also go a long way towards preventing skin problems and other complications of diabetes. Prevention, where possible, is preferable to treatment.