? Menopausal Newbie!

Flossy

New Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
I've had Type1 for 32 years and am now 43. Usually well controlled but for a few weeks now had high blood sugars despite increasing my long acting insulin. I even went to the doctors last week to check for infection - he put me on antibiotics in case but didn't think I had an infection. He tested for ketones and thankfully there were none as when I am high I immediately give corrective dose.Can't sleep most nights and have had some really bad night sweats (not hypo related) so wondered if I may be starting menopause. After googling diabetes and menopause was surprised to find out Type1 women prone to earlier menopause and blood sugars can become high! I've never known this before , has anyone else had these problems.
To all new Type 1's I have never let it stop me doing anything. I allow myself 1 day a year to feel sorry for myself when I have a good cry and get it out of my system then I get on with it! There are tough times and many times I could give in but live life to the full and do your best. This site is fantastic and I'm sure I will be back soon!
 

Northerner

Admin (Retired)
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Hi Flossy and welcome to the group!

Can't help with the menopause thing (I'm a bloke:)), but can I just say how reassuring it is to me, as someone recently diagnosed, to hear how well people have coped with being diabetic for many years and do not let it affect their lives. Very encouraging, thank you.
 

Flossy

New Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Thanks Northener!

Thanks Northener. I think one of the best sayings is rule over the diabetes , don't let it rule over you!
I wish you all the best with your new diagnosis and remember to just do your best and ask for help if you have problems balancing the blood sugars. I always carry lucozade with me and always leave a spare bottle in the car. I also check just before long car journeys and if I'm going on the motorway. I have always told those I work with what to do if I'm ill. I think after 32 years I can tell you that the best medication you can take for diabetes is a positive mind and a can do attitude. Then again it may be something to do with being a Northener!
All the very best and remember there are millions of people in much worse situations than us. Keep smiling.
 
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