By rachiebabiee Latest Reply 2012-09-13 03:55:57 -0500
Started 2012-09-10 20:31:49 -0500

Will my diabetes effect my period in any way ?

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Set apart
Set apart 2012-09-12 20:52:17 -0500 Report

Well gotta share that when hormones take over they can actually cause havoc on my time if the month! I actually increase insulin 1-2 units the week before, it's a no win situation!

2012-09-11 19:11:09 -0500 Report

I asked my gyno when I was diagnosed w/diabetes. And he said that having diabetes will not effect your period or the other way around.

GabbyPA 2012-09-11 16:23:13 -0500 Report

I have never been told that it does. By the time I was diagnosed, I was on the menopause path, so irregular was already my norm. I have never had it come up in any of the classes I took as topic. When I was searching the internet to try to find something, it just kept coming up with gestational diabetes.

I noticed that my levels would go up a bit before a cycle, but I always thought it was because I also craved carbs like crazy in that time. But after reading some of Mays articles, it seems like there needs to be another layer added to "the talk".

Have you noticed any irregularities?

MAYS 2012-09-11 08:27:35 -0500 Report

Here I am, a man responding to female related issues!
I hope thatI don't put my foot in my mouth, and if I do, I hope that I don't gag on it!
So here goes nothing…

Yes it can, rather than going into details, I eill just provide a few links to some information,

I never knew that women with diabetes can experience such issues, I now have a new found respect for women and their menstrual cycle, I wish for you nothing but the best!


GabbyPA 2012-09-11 16:25:12 -0500 Report

These are great links. I couldn't find anything. I need your magic keyboard skills. Would you post these in the News Article section? I bet a lot of ladies would like to know about these things. There were several things in there that were "ah-ha"moments for years past. Good stuff!! I would give you 5 likes, but I'm only allowed one.

MAYS 2012-09-12 21:00:40 -0500 Report

LOL…The one like is fine with me!
I will post these and hopefully they will feel that they are newsworthy and post them, if not I will just start a discussion on the subject and post the links in the body of the discussion…Thanks for the advice Gabby!

GabbyPA 2012-09-12 21:55:02 -0500 Report

It was great information that I shared with my step-daughter. She is suffering some of the things in these articles, but she was told it's her thyroid. So I know there are links there and with her fasting is all a part of the puzzle.

locarbarbie 2012-09-11 07:03:03 -0500 Report

Wow, that is a great question. Unfortunately, I have never run across anything on this subject. I went thru menopause about 1 year after being diagnosed and kind of wondered the same thing, although I was 55 so certainly the time was right.

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