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    systemic yeast infection and diabetes
    scribner posted:
    Four years ago I was admitted to the hospital with a cough and severe weight loss. It was immediately diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer of the lungs which had spread to my stomach, liver, thyroid and brain. I was given only week to live and told there was no treatment because my cancer was so advanced. I was given a serious dose of insulin (the only medication I received) when in Intensive Care as my blood sugar spiked well above 1300 and eventually became too high for the hospital lab to read. When I emerged from IC a few days later I was told I did not have cancer because the masses that my CAT scans and MRIs detected were vanishing and my cough had already disappeared. Several days later I was released and told I had a "little bit" of diabetes and a systemic candida yeast infection that was rapidly withdrawing.
    My concern simply is how common place systemic yeast infections are. My doctors said they hadn't heard of anything like it before and in my medical research it is usually characterized as rare. But shouldn't it be more common, particularly among diabetics? Is it possible it is just not being recognized?

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