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Type 2 and menopause

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by SusanInglis, Mar 21, 2022.

  1. SusanInglis

    SusanInglis · Newbie

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    I have recently started menopause and noticed that my morning blood numbers are higher than what they should be. I exercise every day, eat a healthy lowish carb diet, I am constantly having night sweats so I am wondering if the increase in my numbers has something to do with menopause. Has anyone else had this problem
     
  2. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Master
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    I have not had night sweats myself, but anything that disrupts your sleep can cause a rise in fasting blood sugar levels.
     
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  3. Erin

    Erin Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think we should distinguish menopausal symptoms from high blood sugar, and the timing of your symptoms may give you a clue. Menopause has an effect on estrogen (lowers it I think) and night sweats until you stabilize, are common.
     
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    Mariavt Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi. I was first diagnosed in 2014 and have only ever been diet controlled which I managed quite well. Then 3 weeks ago I noticed some overnight changes in my vision and on the Drs advice visited the optician only to be told I was barely legal for driving. I have since had bloods done been given an HBA1C of 84! Am awaiting a call with the nurse re medication but I’ve been racking my brains to see what I have done differently since my last bloods in November. The only difference is the menopause which has really kicked in over the last 6 months. My diet and exercise hasn’t changed at all and I’m really at a loss like you. So I think there must be a connection. I wondered whether to ask for HRT instead of diabetes medication to see if that helps.
     
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  5. jujuju

    jujuju Don't have diabetes · Newbie

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    Here’s website details
    newsonhealth.co.uk who specialise in menopause, they have a fact sheet on menopause and diabetes which you might find informative.
    Hope that helps.
     
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    Outlier · Well-Known Member

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    For some of us, the menopause is a major and continuous stressor, which affects our BG and many other readings too. I send sympathy and empathy.
     
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    Uliop Prefer not to say · Member

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    I have some symptoms and it's rather annoying. By the way, many women are embarrassed about going through menopause because they are not fertile anymore. Most of them consider they are less attractive than before. Personally, I think there is no shame in being a menopausal woman. I also can recommend Premarin Cream for itching and dryness. Every lifetime period is wonderful, just don't forget to enjoy life.
     
    #7 Uliop, Apr 25, 2022 at 9:57 PM
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