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Can going thru menopause make your blood sugar higher?

By Anonymous October 12, 2015 - 5:03am
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I am 50 and haven't had a period in 3 months my husband had to start taking a bill for his sugar and has a meter so lately I have been monitoring mine and it has been running high so it has freaked me out since the last time they took it everything was low so what do you think

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for coming to us for advice regarding an increase in your glucose levels. It would be a good idea to schedule an appointment with your primary care physician who can order blood glucose tests to check your levels .

Three months without a period is a sign that you have entered perimenopause. You will have reached menopause once you have had 12 consecutive months without a period.

The hormones progesterone and estrogen will impact how the cells of your body respond to insulin. After you go through menopause, hormone level changes can result in blood sugar level fluctuation.


October 12, 2015 - 8:55am
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