Diabetes and menopause “can feel like a twin challenge” of what’s-what and what’s not, with symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats or vaginal dryness and decreased libido. Read more

Menopause and diabetes can be referred to as “the twin challenge”. Together, menopause and diabetes can take some “managing”. Read more

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“Diabetes affects more than 70 million women in the world. Women with diabetes are at much greater risk of heart disease, including heart attack and stroke”. Read more

“Metabolic syndrome is the medical term for a combination of diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension) and obesity”. Read more

“Blood pressure can increase after menopause, as can total cholesterol and LDL, or ‘bad cholesterol’. There can also be a decrease in HDL, or ‘good cholesterol’”. Read more

“After menopause, some women report chronically dry and scratchy eyes, often along with light sensitivity, blurred vision, or swollen or reddened eyelids—a condition…”. Read more

“Women – particularly African American, Hispanic American, and Native American women – have a higher risk for some autoimmune diseases”. Read more