Menopause can present particular challenges if you have diabetes, but with organization and prevention you can reduce the impact of this stage of life on your disease.
The menopause It is the stage of life between the ages of 45 and 55, at this time women stop having menstrual periods and the ovaries no longer produce estrogen or sex hormones
The menopause can present particular challenges if you have diabetesbut with organization and prevention, the impact of this stage of life on your illness can be reduced.
Effects of the combination between diabetes and menopause
Changes in blood sugar level: the menopause it generates changes in hormone levels that can trigger changes in your blood sugar level.
trouble sleeping: the menopause it brings hot flashes and night sweats that can cause insomnia and lack of sleep can make it difficult to control your blood sugar level.
Weight gain: the menopause brings with it weight gain and this can increase the need to use insulin or take oral medications for diabetes.
infections: When the menopause estrogen levels drop and this makes it easier for bacteria and yeast to grow in the urinary tract and vagina.
sexual problems: The diabetes can damage the nerve cells that line the vagina, this can affect sexual intercourse and worsen after the arrival of the menopause.
- Have a healthy diet
- Check blood sugar more often, including at night
- Seek with the doctor alternatives to reduce the symptoms of menopause
- Carry out adequate control to inform the doctor of all the changes that occur, in this way the doctor can decide if the dose of the medications should be increased or decreased.