okay so i'm a diabetic, and for some reason when i'm on my . my blood sugar raises through the roof and i can't seem to get it back down. my mother and i have no clue why it does this. a friend of mine also has this same problem. is it because of all the hormons or what? we just know that i don't like it and it makes me sick. =[ any help would be nice.
if you're on a pump, ask your endo about getting up a basal rate to change to when you are on your period to help with your bloodsugar levels. otherwise, a higher carb ratio may be in order. I usually took more insulin a few days before it actually started and for the whole week I had it, when I was a teen. Now my levels don't go up as much around that time I find.
i have found that i need to increase my basal rate by quite a bit duirng my period otherwise my numbers are to the moon for those few days. The only time it is a problem though is when my period is irregular and I don't know it is coming. This is a change for me though. Until i had children i was always very low on those days which my endo thought was wierd because i guess most girls run high. i would talk to your doctor about taking more insulin during that time and see if it helps. Works great for me.
You're not alone. It's because of all of the hormones. My blood sugar is usually high for the first few days, and then I run low toward the end of my period. I am also very irregular, though, so it makes it difficult to catch the highs before I start.
Here's a thread in the 'Women Only' group about this same thing: http://juvenation.org/groups/women_only/forum/t/4512.aspx
I asked my endo this question a while back and she said something like estrogen is actually a "heavier" hormone then insulin, so insulin has a problem getting through the increased estrogen to your cells...