Diabetes control and menopause

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2013-08-13 10:03:06 -0500
Started 2013-08-01 21:26:03 -0500

Hi ladies (sorry guys)!
I am going through menopause and having a real hard time managing my diabetes. I am curious if anyone else has any experience getting their blood sugars under control while going through menopause? I am a type 2 diabetic and am currently on Metformin and Lantus and have been unable to exercise much due to a hip replacement and subsequent femural break…I would appreciate any suggestions you might have.

8 replies

Hart4Him 2013-08-03 11:11:19 -0500 Report

My hot flashes have greatly diminished.
Blood sugar for the most part stays within a more normal range, though still drops now and then, so I just eat something.
My numbers have a lot to do with my food choices. And how much I eat in one given meal, no more all-u-can-eat- meals lol

Poodle gal
Poodle gal 2013-08-03 09:18:17 -0500 Report

Yes, this does help! It sounds as though you had some real help from your doctor. How do you feel on estradiol? Are you still on it? Are your diabetic numbers in control now or are you still seeing fluctuations? What are you eating? Any extra bit of information helps. Thanks so much for replying!

Hart4Him 2013-08-03 08:18:04 -0500 Report

In going through menopause too and I also have sugar spikes in the middle of the night, but it usually sharply dips by the time I get up. The dr put me on victoza for a short time wich helped.
I'm just taking metformin and glipazide for sugar.
And for menopause I'm taking estradiol.
Hope this helps.

Anonymous 2013-08-02 20:38:10 -0500 Report

Thank you for your reply! Any information would be helpful—-I talked to my doctor today and I didn't get any new information. I think that this might be something that hasn't been taken seriously by a lot of doctors.

Anonymous 2013-08-02 17:45:08 -0500 Report

I have been going through menopause for a couple of years now and just in the last 2 weeks or so, I have started having hot flashes (often) and I also noticed that it doesn't matter what I eat or don't eat at night, my sugar is still high in the morning. I'm researching the effects of menopause and will let you know what I find. If anyone else could shed some light on this subject, it would be appreciated.

Angie Type 1
Angie Type 1 2013-08-12 21:07:50 -0500 Report

I have been going through it for 2 years and I have hot flashes and no menses for 5 months and then the hot flashes stop and it comes my menses resumes with a vengeance. My sugars are then all over the place with the hormone changes. I too have discussed and have gotten nowhere with my OBGYN…And I've spoken with my Endocrinologist and she had "zip" as well… My doctors aren't taking it seriously either. Let me know what works for you or if you find anything out.

Poodle gal
Poodle gal 2013-08-13 05:18:26 -0500 Report

Dear Angie,
It makes me crazy that your OBGYN and Endocrinologist don't give you any information on controlling your sugars…I met with a nutritionist and she is adjusting my diet. I am staying off of artificial sweeteners. I was drinking a diet soda with sucrolose and there seems to be a connection between artificial sweeteners and blood glucose numbers for some people. I have not had the huge swings in blood sugar numbers, but I do want some more information. I hope that you will stay in touch, Angie.

Angie Type 1
Angie Type 1 2013-08-13 10:03:06 -0500 Report

Hi, thank you for the advice on the artificial sweeteners and I don't use those much … only in my coffee and it's just a little. I don't think they are healthy for us. I will definitely stay in touch. :)