Thursday, January 13, 2011

What Immunity?

Diabetes reeks havoc on the immune system. As a type 1, I am at higher risk for all kinds of infections, no matter what my blood sugars are. Infections like; yeast infections, fungal skin infections, ear infections, UTI's, flu, pneumonia, and cholecystitis (gas producing stomach bugs). Fun stuff!

My body seems to ♥ love ♥ fungal infections. TMI, I know, but bear with me here. Athlete's foot and I are like this;

I have a nearly constant supply of Lotrimin, but that is not enough to kill my fungal best friend. No, I have to break out the big guns and take an oral dose (pill) of terbinafine, which means extra blood work to keep an eye in my lovely liver. It seems that in addition to being cozy with fungal infections my newest buddy is..... UTI's. Yup, good times. Thank you diabetes.

So why did I bring this up? Because it sucks and there may be someone out there who needs this information.

I can only pray (and I have) that the UTI's don't decide to stick around for long. 

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