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1 year ago  ::  Sep 01, 2013 - 9:31PM #8
Posts: 28

Both post are definitely concerns that should be addressed by a Dr.  I recently started seeing a new Endocrinologist and she questioned me about my cycles, it had been some months maybe a year.  But I thought Diabetes changed mine and since I have had some rough years with them, kind of given up on having children -I really wasn't too concerned.  Well she wanted to run test anyway just to rule out more serious health issues.  I received a letter last week, I'm transitioning into menopause.Undecided  I have very mixed emotions about it, but at least I do have an answer now.  BTW, I'm 44.

3 years ago  ::  May 07, 2012 - 11:56AM #7
Posts: 871

Hi Shelie,

Part of the problem is at your age you probably are starting menopause.  That explains the irratic periods.  I am very concern about your skin irritation and your boils.  I use to get boils at other places for two years before I was diagnosed with diabetes.  After I was diagnosed and given medication the boils went away and never came back.  I agree that you need to see a doctor right away.  The symptoms could be a sign of a real problem.  After your appointment you might ask the doctor if you should use tampons.  That would help alot of skin irritation I am sure.  BUT FIRST....see you doctor for the diabetes AND the G
YN doctor as soon as possible.  We diabetic women definitely have some issues that normal women do not.

I hate the hot flashes and I have had them for the last nine years even though I went through menopause.  Doctors DO NOT like to give hormones anymore to help with them.  Maybe you can ask the gyn doctor if there is an approved of natural estrogen you can take for them.  I have an appointment next week and I think I will have to ask too.

I am shy about going to the GYN doctor myself but we still need the exams and stuff and just need to get over our embarrassment if we feel it.  I hope this isn't an issue for you.  Remember the doctor sees women with issues and he/she is specially trained for it. 

I am supporting you in every way and I hope you will report back with good news.



3 years ago  ::  May 06, 2012 - 9:22AM #6
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Hi shelli,

Your issue does not sound diabetes-related.  Your symptoms indicate that there is something going on that requires professional attention.  Please contact your OBGYN as soon as possible and get this evaluated.  Don't wait.


Janis Roszler, MSFT, RD, CDE, LD/N
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3 years ago  ::  May 05, 2012 - 1:36AM #5
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type 2

I need help!!! I'm 50 years old and have had diabetsis for about 3 years. I go 2 months without a period then have 1 then miss 2, for about a year now. My problem is when my period is coming i get small boils and have itching and irritation around my vagina, also it smells BAD. I'll have the period for 4 days, after things get back to normal but I get hot flashes really bad. Does diabetsis effect my period like this. Any help will be appreciated.

4 years ago  ::  Jun 20, 2011 - 5:16PM #4
Posts: 147

28 yrs old, 5'7, 128lbs

That sounds like the perfect weight for your height. Perfect age, too. Wink I don't know the answer to your question, but in case someone else might have some answers for you: Are you type 1 or type 2? How have your blood sugars and A1cs been turning out? Have you discussed your situation with your doctor or OB/GYN?

Nancie ~ T2 13yrs ~ D&E 11yrs ~ exercise 15-20 minutes 3x/day (including evening ~
small portions heart-healthy foods/controlling carbs with carb-counting, 500mg Glucophage XR 4x/day ~ 2000IU vitamin D 3x/day ~ A1cs in the 6s.  Resting Heart Rate 53 (athlete level ~ age 65+) ~
4 years ago  ::  Jun 20, 2011 - 7:42AM #3
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28 yrs old, 5'7, 128lbs
4 years ago  ::  Jun 17, 2011 - 4:35PM #2
Posts: 151
I'd ask how old you are and your weight and height first.
4 years ago  ::  Jun 17, 2011 - 8:27AM #1
Posts: 30
I haven't had my period in about three years. Could this be diabetic related?
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