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How Your Blood Sugar Levels Are Effected With Menopause And Diabetes PDF Print Email
Health & Fitness - Diabetes
Written by: Sue Kennedy   
Sunday, 30 May 2010 12:34
Maintaining your blood sugar levels when you have menopause and diabetes is increased, because when you go through menopause your hormone levels change and the reality is that most women don't even know that their blood sugar levels change also.


Maintaining your blood sugar levels when you have menopause and diabetes is increased, because when you go through menopause your hormone levels change and the reality is that most women don't even know that their blood sugar levels change also.

Unfortunately, being a women who has diabetes as well as menopause has a lot more work in being able to manage their diabetes because they need to monitor their blood glucose levels more closely and also be aware of the effects menopause has on their body.

Going through menopause while you have diabetes means that you will need to take a look at the dosage of your medications or insulin and perhaps adjust the dosage levels because menopause will change the way you body reacts to your normal dosage needs.

While you are going through menopause as a diabetic, you will need to monitor the management of your diabetes and how it effects your blood sugar levels, as this can be very dangerous if overlooked.

When you are going through menopause you get a reduction of estrogen and progesterone levels in your body. This effects your diabetes because the reduction that happens to your hormones puts your blood sugar levels all out.

Being a type 1 diabetic, you will reach menopause earlier than women who don't have diabetes. Whilst if you have type 2 diabetes and you are overweight, you will reach menopause later than women who do not have diabetes.

If you have diabetes and are also going through menopause then you need to be aware that the symptoms of these two conditions are very similar. These symptoms include dizziness, mood swings, feeling tired, and an increase in your body temperature, if this goes untreated correctly, you could be causing serious harm to yourself.

Being a diabetic you need to maintain a healthy nutritious diet so that your blood sugar levels remain steady, but going through menopause adds additional reason to maintain your diet properly. Adding exercise to your daily routine will allow you to manage and control your diabetes and menopause effectively.

How your blood sugar levels are effected with menopause and diabetes is beneficial for you to be able to manage and control your diabetes so that you can avoid any serious complications that will occur if not controlled properly.

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