Breaking The Silence About My Period With A Diabetes Gameplan

Woman On Toilet

Pretend that’s a tester

No one wants to talk about their period, but why aren’t we discussing the impact it has on diabetes? Well, I’m here to break the silence! With each dia-versary, I realize something new about myself and how I differ from the average person. This includes my period – BUT it has never been discussed in my endocrinologist or OBGYN’s office unless I brought it up. Even then, there wasn’t literature or a site to visit to learn more so when I recognized a pattern it was time to take action. I came up a “Period Plan of Action” to follow each month so I won’t be at total T1D shitshow.

  • About four days prior to staring my period it’s hard to keep my morning BG below 225.
    • I test around 3am and give Novolog if above 225. Be careful, you don’t want to overcompensate while calculating half asleep.
    • I up my 5:41am Lantus dosage a unit or two.

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