My blood sugar reading ranging from 110 to 120 for the past 6 months. Recently my blood sugar fluctuate a lot. Can menopause have a role. Please advice. Thank you

Dr. David Erani


Menopause can affect blood glucose levels. When a woman is in menopause, her ovaries no longer produce the hormones estrogen and progesterone. These hormones can affect blood glucose levels, so menopause affects blood glucose levels. They are likely to become less stable, or to fluctuate, as you have noted. If your blood glucose levels have been between 110 and 120 mg/dL, that is great. To make up for the effects of menopause, you can try to be consistent in the foods you eat, your physical activity, and the way you take your medications.

June 2, 2014 at 3:52 pm