Women and Health Issues

ncnurse1459
By ncnurse1459 Latest Reply 2008-12-14 18:29:43 -0600
Started 2008-06-30 03:41:06 -0500

I found a wonderful website today that is just for us, ladies ! http://www.womentowomen.com offers info regarding everything we endure and then some ! For example, I first thought all my sweating a couple of years ago was menopause only: I suppose I was in denial that my diabetes was worsening. Actually, it was both menopause and diabetes fighting me !


7 replies

Amy Tenderich
Amy Tenderich 2008-07-19 17:28:38 -0500 Report

Thank you!

Have you ladies found this one yet, for women with diabetes:

http://www.diabetessisters.org/

the two women behind the site both have Type 1 diabetes and are very passionate.

Best,
AmyT

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-07-20 03:36:57 -0500 Report

I visited this site, and I like it too. There are so many websites that if I spent time on each one, I would have no time to do anything else! LOL
I did take this poll, and was shocked to see the relults. I have it listed below.

What source provides the most useful information regarding your diabetes care?

Peers with Diabetes 71.4%

Dietician/CDE 14.3%

Internet 14.3%

Family & Friends 0%

None of the Above 0%

Physician 0%

This blows my mind and also makes me even more grateful for sites like this one.

DiabetesDiva
DiabetesDiva 2008-07-19 15:31:58 -0500 Report

Great site. I had endometriosis and had 3 operations, beginning at age 19 and ending at age 30. I say I've been "spayed", I have no tubes, uterus or ovaries. I was slammed into menopause at age 30 in 1980. I used to take Premarin, but now prefer the patch. I know some of you will not agree with my taking estrogen, but it's the only thing that works for me. I've had episodes of sweating, especially at night. I know for certain it's the diabetes, as I've usually had too many carbs too late at night. If I don't change my patch I'm a sweating witch with a moustache!

Thanks for sharing such a helpful site.

Kate

Pauline B
Pauline B 2008-12-14 18:29:43 -0600 Report

I have been taking estrogen for 28 years as a result of having a "total" hysterectomy due to endometreosis when I was 38, and have no regrets. Every time I moved and changed doctors I thought they would insist I drop the estrogen but so far they haven't. I've have a problem with breast lumps but I've had them since I was 18, so the hormone replacement therapy wasn't the cause. I tried the patch was allergic to the adhesive. I felt better once I began the estrogen, and haven't looked back.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-07-19 02:16:29 -0500 Report

This is EXCELLENT! I love it. We can ask questions, get all kinds of information and there is even a phone number if you want to actually talk to someone. This is in my Favorites. Thanks!