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Sat Oct 20 15:02:16 EDT 2012

Is menopause a common time for LADA to arise?
Asked By: kflannery  

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It has been 5 months since my last period, and I presume that was my last one. I am 56 years old, very fit and trim, and am having typical menopausal hot flashes etc., in addition to some abnormal blood sugar readings (not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetic, but clearly not "normal"). Can this sort of thing be temporary and resolve once hormones steady out? I know there are other possibilities (like LADA), but I wonder it it is also possible that it might not mean auto-immune activity. I meet many of the criteria for LADA.
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2012-11-06 20:48:42.0

Sometimes hormonal shifts can awaken other latent issues such as diabetes,etc. It is just perhaps that the sudden change in the body chemistry allows other situations to surface. Most of this is speculation, but during the change many things are different besides your menstrual cycle. Keep checking your blood glucose and perhaps your health care team will check your C-peptide levels to help determine how your body is behaving.
Answered By: susan sloane
Accreditations: B.S.,Rph.,C.D.E.,Nutritionist
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