Perimenopause and Diabetes

Ann Bartlett Health Guide October 17, 2012
  • Hot flashes and night sweats are the two hallmark symptoms of perimenopause. They also happen to be the hallmark symptoms of low blood sugar for someone with type 1 diabetes.  When the wind begins to blow and change is in air, what’s a girl to do? Know as much as possible about the course,...

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  • Dr. Corey Schuler
    Oct. 18, 2012

    I'm fascinated by the connection of diabetes and perimenopause. These are two difficult conditions in and of themselves but together can indeed be complex. I'm curious to know the optimal dietary and natural product approaches to address it holistically as the "watch and wait" method can be relatively traumatic for women. Hunkering down for a few years with...

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    I'm fascinated by the connection of diabetes and perimenopause. These are two difficult conditions in and of themselves but together can indeed be complex. I'm curious to know the optimal dietary and natural product approaches to address it holistically as the "watch and wait" method can be relatively traumatic for women. Hunkering down for a few years with antidepressants shouldn't be the message we send from the healthcare community and I'm afraid that is often what women are hearing. The burden of which glands do what is coordinated by the stress-response system (hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis) so supporting it may be the missing link. Most of us are familiar with the irregularity of blood sugars when we are stressed so adding in stress reduction techniques like meditation and/ or yoga, paying more attention to the quality of proteins and fats, and using clinically researched natural products such as Femmenessence to support stability of hormone levels until menopause are all important steps.

  • Bionic Diabetic
    Oct. 17, 2012

    The good news is, that unlike your diabetes, the uncomfortable parts of perimenopause don't last forever. And a sense of humor helps a lot!  Beth

    • Ann Bartlett
      Health Guide
      Oct. 18, 2012

      Yes, that is a plus! Additionally, I've been enjoying walking in the cool tempertures of fall with out freezing. Makes life so much more pleasant. Smile