My BS has been on the track for quite a while, morning reading between 110 - 120. Recently my BS morning fluctuate from 118 - 135, sometimes 145. I have been eating the same like before. Does menopause bring up my BS. Please advice.
It’s normal for blood glucose levels to creep up over time if you have type 2 diabetes (and I’m assuming this is the type of diabetes that you have). Over time, the pancreas produces less insulin. When this happens, you generally need to start taking diabetes medicine if you’re not taking it already, increase the dose of your diabetes medicine if you are already taking it, or add another medicine. In addition, other factors can raise your blood glucose, such as menopause, for example. The hormone fluctuations that occur during menopause can raise blood glucose levels. Sometimes women gain weight during menopause (even while eating the same amount of food) and that, too, can raise blood glucose levels. Please work with your doctor to discuss how to best address your higher glucose readings. Likely, you’ll need to either start taking diabetes medicine or increase your dose. You might also consider meeting with a dietitian to review your eating plan and adjust it, if necessary.