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What do blood sugar levels have to do with your periods?

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Traci1979

Asked by Traci1979 at 2:12 PM on Sep. 30, 2010 in Trying to Conceive

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  • Women build up high levels of estrogen and progesterone about a week before menstruation. These hormones interfere with insulin sensitivity in many women and can cause blood sugar to rise or drop.
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 2:14 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • Women build up high levels of estrogen and progesterone about a week before menstruation. Hormones also control our insulin levels and the different hormones can interact. For women who have Diabetes, some docs think that these hormones interfere with insulin sensitivity, making blood sugar run high, but sometimes causing it to drop.
    mom2aspclboy

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 2:17 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • ok now that makes sense. Which i notice that sometimes my levels are higher and sometimes they are normal where they are suppose to be at. Thanks for the info.
    Traci1979

    Comment by Traci1979 (original poster) at 2:23 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • You should start tracking your numbers for the week before & during your period, then. If they are higher at that time, you need to take extra steps to keep them down, like maybe extra exercise or talk to your doctor about adjusting your medication for that week.
    mom2aspclboy

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 2:36 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

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