Oh, hormones. Many of us have a love-hate relationship with our hormones because they seem to either be working in our favor or working against us. This relationship becomes even more complicated with diabetes when insulin levels can become unregulated, especially during times of pregnancy and menopause when our reproductive hormones change rapidly.
Hormones are messengers in the body and regulate everything from our body temperature to our fertility health. Rather than being annoyed when we experience symptoms of hormone imbalance such as blood sugar spikes, mood swings, or the dreaded weight gain (especially in the mid-section, arg!), I like to think of these symptoms as a message that our hormones are trying to send us. What a blessing it is that our bodies let us know when something is out of whack!