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Fri Oct 05 14:35:53 UTC 2012

I am a type 1 diabetic. My Gyn has put me on progesterone supplements which have made me very insulin resistant. Am I at elevated risk of cancertomm
Asked By: ruthcox66  

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I have irregular menstral cycles and the Gyn is concerned that my body is exposed to too much estrogen. I cannot control my diabetes on the new hormones and I had good control up to this point. Do I need to stay on progesterone or can I suffer frequent cycles without risking cancer?
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2012-10-16 15:19:37.0

The benefit of the hormone therapy is advocated by your doctor who is of course the best judge of how to treat you. Whenever you have a "hormone shift" as I call it your body will often respond to insulin differently because your metabolism has been essentially shifted. This is not a bad thing, just something that may need medication/insulin adjustment. Sometimes it takes a while for your body to get used to it's new normal, and once you are on the medication for a while you will not see your blood sugars fluctuate so much. This is a normal adjusting process, and with the help of your health care team, you will find balance again!!
Answered By: susan sloane
Accreditations: B.S.,Rph.,C.D.E.,Nutritionist
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