Diabetes and Menopause

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A.F.MomDiane
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   Posted 2/24/2007 12:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay ladies, do any of you have any bits of wisdom for me? I've noticed my B.S. "drifting" up into the 150's here and there. I'm pretty sure I'm peri-menopausal or whatever cause I'm becoming a totally moody grouch and my periods are getting a wee bit wacko.

How does the change in life affect us Diabetics? I only have so much "obsession" to reluctantly practice.

The prospect turning into more of a self-absorbed (with this menopause thing too) older person really bothers me when I have so many other things to think/persons/kids about! But I'm stubornly giving in.
Grrrr...

This has always been a big problem with me.

LanieG
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   Posted 2/24/2007 8:15 PM (GMT -7)   

AF, although I went through menopause before becoming "pre" diabetic, I  know what you're talking about.  There are some interesting online articles about the two when you're dealing with them at the same time.  One said if you're in perimenopause, your blood sugar might be higher as your body's hormones fluctuate, but it also said after menopause, the blood sugar might come down.  There's an informative article at http://ezinearticles.com.  Search their website for "diabetes and menopause".  Both can be stressful, I can tell you that and maybe that's why exercise is good for both.  Helps you deal with difficult days.  You may want to talk to your doctor, too.  It's bad enough if you feel icky physically but it also affects you emotionally.  (Warning: courts of law will not recognize this as a defense.)

Lanie


A.F.MomDiane
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   Posted 2/25/2007 1:11 AM (GMT -7)   
You mean it's not a valid defense??? Darn!! I was SO looking forward to making "lemonaid" out of these lemons I've been thrown...I I'll look into those articals. Thank you Lanie!

4sons
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   Posted 2/25/2007 9:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy ... this is MY topic!!!
 
Perimenopause hit in earnest the year I got divorced. No more menses and no more husband happened in the same year. I *thought* at one time that the horror of having one's husand move out might cause early menses, but now I know that I was genetically preprogrammed for early menopause. I DID also eat like a HORSE that year and gained 20 lbs. Although I lost it again previous to discovering my blood sugar dismays, I do totally believe it was that year from the dark side that pushed me over the edge. Yes, type 2 runs in my family and yes, I have that lovely type 2 build (no waistline even as a small child), but I am certain it was that year that brought me to where I am so quickly.
 
Good luck with the menopause. It wasn't a pretty picture.
Cheers -

Ruth/4sons

age 52/Type 2 diabetic/"controlled" by diet and exercise


LanieG
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   Posted 2/25/2007 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   

lol AC, no valid defense, but it seems to me that squeezing lemons leaves no telltale marks. 

Lanie


LanieG
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   Posted 2/25/2007 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   

Oh no!  I meant AF, not AC.  Must be those lemons. tongue

Lanie


A.F.MomDiane
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   Posted 2/25/2007 4:08 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL...I love this site!! So fun to let off steam and get serious info at the same place.

LanieG
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   Posted 2/25/2007 9:34 PM (GMT -7)   

AF, it's like therapy without a doubt.  In the grand scheme of things, we're all in the same boat, so let's row!

Lanie


Jeannie143
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   Posted 2/27/2007 2:33 PM (GMT -7)   
My physician (a female) sent me to a mammologist for breast pain associated with menopause and she started me on 1300 mg of Evening Primrose Oil in the AM and PM to level out my hormones. Worked like a charm, got rid of pain and have been taking it ever since. Just my 2ยข.
~ Jeannie
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~Please remember that 50% of all doctors graduated in the bottom half of their class!
Yours may be one of them...

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


A.F.MomDiane
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   Posted 2/27/2007 5:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I'll try some of that. Does it take care of moodiness? That'smy main concern. I don't get too much of the other. Maybe a hot flash every once in a while.

Jeannie143
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   Posted 2/27/2007 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Actually worked on most of my moodiness and the need to strangle someone.... (LOL!)
~ Jeannie
Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
~Please remember that 50% of all doctors graduated in the bottom half of their class!
Yours may be one of them...

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


A.F.MomDiane
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   Posted 2/28/2007 9:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Ah...That's good, especially with that "no defense in courts of law" thing! Man we can be scarey!

I remember watching an episode of "That 70's Show" where the mother "Kitty" was going through the Menopause thing and thinking how exaggerated her actions were. Gez, now I know it wasn't an exaggeration at all!

We should all get little "Dang it dolls" for ourselves. Those are pathetically ugly little rag dolls that you grab by the feet and beat against the wall or something shouting "dang it, dang it dang it!!" (You actually say another word but I don't want to get censored). A sweet little old lady I once knew used to make them and sell them at the swapmeet (flea market) So funny when this quiet old fashioned Grandma type woman would "demonstrate" LOL!!!

A.F.MomDiane
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   Posted 2/28/2007 10:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I'll get some of the Evening P as soon as I get my tax return (any day now)
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