Type 1 diabetes is commonly diagnosed in children and young adults, but it's a lifelong condition. If you have this type of diabetes, your body does not make insulin, so you must take insulin every day. Treatment for type 1 diabetes includes taking insulin shots or using an insulin pump, making healthy food choices, getting regular physical activity, taking aspirin daily (for many people), and controlling blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Diabetes can increase the risk of fungal infections (thrush) in the mouth and in other parts of the body. How do you prevent these fungal infections? Keep your blood sugar levels well-controlled every day. Stop cigarette smoking. If you wear dentures, be sure to take them out and clean your mouth daily. Clean the dentures thoroughly before putting them back into your mouth. Abnormal blood glucose levels can cause problems such as thrush. That's why checking your blood sugar regularly and taking your diabetes medication is important. If you are unsure how to maintain blood sugar control, talk to your doctor or diabetes educator.