What can I do if I have diabetes and my glucose falls before my period?

Strategies for Lows before Your Period

  • If you use insulin, work with your health care team to gradually decrease the amount of insulin you take a few days before your period starts. A decrease of 1 or 2 units of insulin may do the trick.
  • Reducing diabetes medications may help, especially if you are concerned about having to take extra food. Ask your provider about the safest way to go about this.
  • Try spreading your carbohydrate intake over the course of the day. Multiple small meals can help even out your glucose levels.
  • Eat a small amount of carbohydrate before you ­work out.

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