Rubin, Richard R. P.H., CDE, and Peyrot, Mark, Ph.D. published their study titled "Men and Diabetes: Psychosocial and Behavioral Issues" in Diabetes Spectrum (Vol. 11, Nov. 1998). "Simply put, we found that men seemed to have an easier time living with diabetes than did women. Specifically:
The Menstrual Cycle And Diabetes
Fluctuations in hormone levels occur through the menstrual cycle and these fluctuations can affect blood sugar control. When estrogen levels are naturally high, your body may be resistant to its own insulin or injected insulin. Many women find their blood sugar tends to be high 3-5 days before, during or after their periods.
Who Gets Diabetes?
Diabetes can strike anyone in all stages of life, from infancy to the elderly, in people of all shapes, sizes, and ethnicities. Over 11 million people in the U.S. know they have diabetes and another 7 million have it but are unaware of it.
Diabetes can be a complicated disease to manage, especially for the newly diagnosed. It affects men, women, and children differently.