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Why are women with diabetes more likely to have urinary tract and vaginal infections?

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If you’ve gone through menopause and you have diabetes, you may have a slightly higher chance of urinary tract and vaginal infections. Estrogen levels go down during menopause, causing vaginal dryness and other issues.

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: “Factors Affecting Blood Glucose,” “Weight Loss,” “The Best Food Choices.”

David Goldstein, MD, professor emeritus, University of Missouri School of Medicine.

American Diabetes Association: “Does Age Make Diabetes Harder to Control.”

Women’s College Hospital: “Menopause.”

National Institute on Aging: “Can We Prevent Aging?”

Joslin Diabetes Center: “What is Insulin Resistance?”

American Diabetes Association: “Checking Your Blood Glucose.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Physical Activity and Exercise.”

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 18, 2018

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: “Factors Affecting Blood Glucose,” “Weight Loss,” “The Best Food Choices.”

David Goldstein, MD, professor emeritus, University of Missouri School of Medicine.

American Diabetes Association: “Does Age Make Diabetes Harder to Control.”

Women’s College Hospital: “Menopause.”

National Institute on Aging: “Can We Prevent Aging?”

Joslin Diabetes Center: “What is Insulin Resistance?”

American Diabetes Association: “Checking Your Blood Glucose.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Physical Activity and Exercise.”

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 18, 2018

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