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Menstrual Cycle and Diabetes: An Extra Set of Challenges

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Diabetes and the menstrual cycle can have a tricky relationship with each other. Hormones associated with the menstrual cycle can affect blood sugar levels and vice versa. Many women choose to monitor their cycle to some degree. This process can help you detect if there are patterns in your menstrual cycle and your blood sugar numbers. Perhaps, you run higher right before or during your cycle. This can last 3-5 days before, during, or after menstruation.