What every woman should know about menopause and diabetes – New York Daily News

Menopause is a topic that often generates a lot of opinions from women — those who welcome it and those who dread it. There’s also a lot of discussion about whether it’s something that should be “treated” or left to occur naturally, without any medications. For some women, menopause is more than just the end of their child-bearing years. It can have a profound effect on chronic illnesses such as type 2 diabetes. Women with diabetes often have to be more aware of the changes than most other women.

Key Takeaways:

  • When people say you’re sweet, it’s usually meant as a compliment. But when your blood is too sweet or your blood sugar (glucose) is too high, it’s a warning sign for pre diabetes or diabetes.
  • According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2012, 29.1 million Americans had diabetes, and more than half were women. And of the more than 29 million with diabetes, 21 million were un-diagnosed.
  • Frequent urination, night sweats, anxiety, mood swings, foggy thinking, dry itchy skin, and vaginal infections are common to both.

“Frequent urination, night sweats, anxiety, mood swings, foggy thinking, dry itchy skin, and vaginal infections are common to both.”

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/woman-menopause-diabetes-article-1.2894758

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