Diabetes and Women

A group for women living with diabetes who want to share stories and ask questions about women's health issues: pregnancy, infertility, menustration etc.etc.

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Side effects from steroid shots

Started by t1diabetic24 Mar 11. 0 Replies

Night time menopause highs

Started by Christine. Last reply by Christine Feb 4. 4 Replies

Tubal ligation

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Type 1 and the mini pill?

Started by Sara~ Type 1. Last reply by BSP Dec 22, 2013. 3 Replies

PCOS Survey - Participants Needed!

Started by Hannah Tan. Last reply by Marie B Nov 27, 2013. 4 Replies

Unpredictable Blood Sugars and birth control pill

Started by VikkiToria. Last reply by clwitruk Oct 28, 2013. 4 Replies

Type 1 Diabetes and Pregnancy

Started by Type1Mel. Last reply by Type1Mel Oct 8, 2013. 11 Replies

Insulin pumps at the beach

Started by Melissa M.. Last reply by Sp!tf!re Aug 13, 2013. 10 Replies

Basal rates before period

Started by Melissa M.. Last reply by Jean May 8, 2013. 14 Replies

depro privera

Started by andrea. Last reply by Leslie Apr 29, 2013. 8 Replies

Do you gals wear heels :)?

Started by Tabacblond. Last reply by Tabacblond Apr 2, 2013. 10 Replies

Insulin type during breastfeeding

Started by Tabacblond. Last reply by Tabacblond Apr 2, 2013. 4 Replies

Higher sugars or insulin resistance the week before your cycle?

Started by Sharon (Sneetch by the Beach). Last reply by alisasecaida Mar 13, 2013. 32 Replies


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Tampa/St. Petersburg area women???

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Comment by Sammy on September 15, 2013 at 7:09pm

Hi Everyone!
I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm new to this site and I'm still finding my way around it! :)
Anyway my name is Sam, I'm 24 and from Melbourne, Australia. I've had T1D for 9 years and am on an insulin pump.
Feel free to add me! I'm excited to meet others who can understand what its like living with diabetes. :)

Comment by Gayle Kodimer Mckenna on August 27, 2013 at 10:29pm

I'm going to the conference! It's amazing! I went 2 years ago when it was held in San Diego. I highly recommend it! Here's a better link:

Comment by Melitta on August 27, 2013 at 7:07pm

Just wanted to let all you D-gals know about the upcoming San Francisco DiabetesSisters event October 4-6. The topic and speaker lineup looks amazing! Wish I could attend, but I'll be on vacation.

Comment by Marie B on August 12, 2013 at 1:52pm

Mel, the best place here to post about pregnancy is in this group

please join it, and look around the discussions there, you might find answers already posted.

Comment by Type1Mel on August 12, 2013 at 1:36pm

I am new to this site, but was wondering any type 1 Diabetics that are pregnant ?

Comment by earthling on June 30, 2013 at 12:24pm

Hi Christalyn. I too had intractable yeast, for many years. I became allergic to the topical treatments and diflucan worked, but I didn't want to keep asking for it. There is an organic extract you can get in health stores, or probably online, called "GSE" made by Nutribiotic. GSE stands for Grapefruit Seed Extract. As you can imagine, it is bitter as can be. I use the liquid form, putting about 15 drops of the stuff into each of my 2 evening beers (any juice that can hide the bitterness , or water if chugged would do. In beer you can't taste it at all.) GSE is super fungicidal and keeps my body free of excess yeast. I think it might be hard on good gut flora as well, so I also take a high potency probiotic daily. Walgreens sells one with 20 odd billion organisms per pill and that works great for me. I have used this strategy for over 20 years now successfully. Hope this is of some use to you. Yeast infections are just horrible, I know!!

Comment by Christalyn on June 26, 2013 at 11:54pm

From experience, I need diflucan! Nothing from the drug store works. I have spent the money and only found relief with diflucan. I have been eating yogurt I can't say if it helps or not. I have found a way to get the diflucan without a prescription now so I won't have to go to the doctor.

Comment by BSP on June 24, 2013 at 12:31pm


I forgot to add that this method (using yogurt instead of OTC medication) was told to me by my fertility doctor when I was undergoing treatments to get pregnant as a safe way to treat yeast infections during early pregnancy.

Comment by Marie B on June 24, 2013 at 12:13pm

I would never use yogurt in this way. However, there's plenty of evidence that eating lots of yogurt encourages "good bacteria" to flourish. I think you have to nip it in the bud at the first sign of an infection. If they won't let you keep a prescription on hand, I'd go to the drug store and get Monostat immediately. Also, don't wear tight pants, and wear cotton underwear. I had a gyno years ago too tell me to use Ivory soap, never a deodorant or perfume-y soap. gosh, Christalyn, so sorry you're plagued with these! I know how miserable they are!

Comment by BSP on June 24, 2013 at 11:48am


Use yogurt the same way you would use an internal cream (like monistat). I used an oral syringe for a baby as the insertion device. You also have to make sure that the yogurt is plan with the least amount of sugar possible.

When I felt some symptoms of a yeast infection coming, I quadrupled the amount I normally eat (from 1 6oz serving a day to 4) and that totally prevented my yeast infection from progressing.


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