Diabetes is a serious endocrine disorder that occurs when the body is no longer able to produce or respond to insulin, creating a surplus of glucose in the bloodstream. According to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), almost 9 percent of American women suffer from diabetes. Women who have diabetes experience a unique set of symptoms in addition to the common symptoms that men experience as well.
Women who suffer from diabetes are abnormally susceptible to infection and often suffer from regular yeast and urinary tract infections.
Female diabetics have an increased possibility of experiencing cardiovascular disease than male diabetics.
A common symptom of diabetes in women is poor blood circulation, especially to extremities. This symptom is exacerbated during exercise.
Loss of Genital Lubrication
Abnormally dry vaginal lips are a common symptom of diabetes is women. Similarly, the inside of the vagina may lose its natural lubrication.
Another characteristic of diabetes is difficulty healing bodily injuries, such as cuts, bruises and sprains. While men experience this symptom as well, it is more prevalent in female diabetics.