It likes warm, moist conditions and feeds on sugar. It can cause problems in folds of skin, under breasts, the groin area etc. Diabetics are particularly susceptible to Candida overgrowth due to the high levels of sugar in their blood, so tightly controlling blood sugar can make a huge difference. Pregnancy makes women more prone to Candida overgrowth due to changes in hormones. People with compromised immune systems are also at risk of problems due to Candida overgrowth.