The Complex Relationship of Menopause and Diabetes

The links between menopause and diabetes aren’t fully understood, but there are some definite ways in which they can interact. It’s possible that the hormonal shifts of menopause may increase the risk of developing type 2. For women who already have diabetes, blood sugar highs and lows can be related to fluctuations in estrogen and progesterone levels. Women with diabetes are at greater risk of vaginal and urinary tract infections, which can also be affected by hormonal changes. Menopause increases osteoporosis risk, which can present extra problems as women with diabetes are already prone to joint and bone issues. Read more

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