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Perimenopause and type 1

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by JMoli, Aug 20, 2021.

  1. JMoli

    JMoli LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, having really erratic bloods and strong symptoms of perimenopause. Does anyone have experience of HRT and does it help with blood sugar control?
  2. JMK1954

    JMK1954 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was prescribed HRT after 3 or 4 months of extreme instability. I had been diagnosed aged 10. At the time I hit problems, I was 50. I have answered questions like yours on this forum on several occasions previously. If you run a search for HRT you should find them. I was told that only a small percentage of type 1s experience the sort of extreme swings I did, ie. typically 4 point omething mml to 22 mml within 2 hours after my normal insulin and food. As this is potentially damaging over a period of months /years, HRT was considered preferable to letting the situation continue.
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