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Ladies things (sorry blokes!)

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by claire1991, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. claire1991

    claire1991 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone else’s visit from Mother Nature make your bloods run high?
    Mine are higher the week before and the actual week I’m on.

    What’s the solution??

    Temp basal?

     
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    helensaramay Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes - both questions.
    In fact, I am not that regular but since having diabetes, I have been far more accurate with my predicted start date thanks to the higher BG for a week before.
    I have always managed this with a high basal. When I was injecting, I just injected more Lantus. It is a bit more effort to continuously add a temp basal. I have read that some pumps allow multiple basal programs that you can pick a choose between. For example, if you work on shifts you can have a night and day shift basal program. So I guess there is no reason why you can't have an "on" and "off" program.
     
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  3. Soapybubs87

    Soapybubs87 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Wow never even thought about this reason!!
     
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  4. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Though no visits from Mother Nature the last few years, hormones still crazy. I have a few days of highs and either before or after a few days of lows. So I either eat or inject more. No way for me to predict what’s going on except sugars.
     
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  5. claire1991

    claire1991 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ah I’m glad I’m not the only one.
    Bloody disease can’t even leave that alone can it!
     
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  6. NoKindOfSusie

    NoKindOfSusie Type 1 · Active Member

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    Based on a sample of one, yes. Total disaster at the end of last week.
     
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    katmcd Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yep. Apparently the hormones make you more insulin resistant so experimenting with the basal doses help bring it back into range. And its worse if you aren't on hormonal contraception.
     
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    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @claire1991 . No need to apologise. After 7 posts so far, I along with many other blokes I suspect , still have no idea what you ladies are talking about;););););).



    Seriously though it must be extremely frustrating. I don't envy you.
     
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  9. NoKindOfSusie

    NoKindOfSusie Type 1 · Active Member

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    I don't envy me :(
     
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    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    Yes @claire1991 sadly hormones do interact with insulin resistance so for about a week before I know I am due on I have to increase my insulin. Very frustrating...
     
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    Crystalwand Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes every dame month, also when it's hot, etc all I done was check BG more often and jab when high such funny, nolonger monthlys but the problem still there best of luck I made it through, it's all about BG, also two kids also now 53
     
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  12. miszu

    miszu Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yep. My BG goes extreme for those times. Last month it was so bad that not once I gave my usual bolus and ate nothing and my BG was still around 6.5-7. Tho Im trying to figure out some better solutions for this month, I dont take any basal just boluses before meals.
     
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  13. AmandaD

    AmandaD Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    yup I have a different basal rate set on my pump for this very reason
     
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    Bic Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well, for me it worked the other way round: when I had periods, my BG was always running low. It was not uncommon to experience as much as 5 or six hypos a day… not pleasant!
    Now I have outgrown all visits from Mother Nature, but BG is still on the low side on the days I used to welcome that lady… funny, isn't it?
     
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    isjoberg Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    This may be the answer to my questions!! Started a few days ago and have been having to give monster correction doses (for me) to keep my bg anywhere near target. As I have the implant I haven't really had periods for six or so years so I've forgotten everything that can happen. Urgh. I think I will need to increase my day time basal as the nighttime seems to be fine.
     
  16. tiredoftrying2017

    tiredoftrying2017 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Definitely agree, hormones are a nightmare. I tend to be high the week before then often much lower when on/not taking the pill.
    Don't know about anyone else but my appetite and general mood changes dramatically too. I just want to eat everything!!!
     
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    JoeT1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Wandered in here.... And slowly and quietly backing out
     
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    miszu Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think about appetite it changes for non diabetic woman too. My colleague always says during that week that she could eat an army sized meal.
     
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    tiredoftrying2017 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    claire1991 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @JoeT1 sorry!

    @miszu I agree. I can’t get enough food the week before and the actual week. All I seem to do is eat and snap at people!
     
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