Periods

  • Everyone is affected differently by their period. You should keep track of your blood sugar when you get your period and see if you can find any personal patterns in your blood sugar each month during that week. If you find any patterns, make sure to tell your doctor so that you can adjust any insulin doses for that time if necessary.
  • Additionally, food cravings, tiredness, pain, and any emotional mood swings can also cause fluctuating blood sugars.
  • If you experience extreme pain or side effects from your period, make sure to tell your doctor.

 

Information and images from www.penpalsunited.org are from or inspired by Living the Sweet Life with Diabetes: The Art of balancing insulin, diet, and exercise by Dr. Santosh Gupta, MD, MRCP (UK), CDE.  You can access the book here: http://manavseva.org/downloads/book-english.pdf .

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