People with diabetes wanted to complete survey on menstrual cycle impact on different aspects management and self-care of the condition.
Menstrual Matters, who provide evidence-based information about the role of the menstrual cycle in health and gender equality, are seeking people with diabetes to participate in a new online survey.
Menstrual Matters will use the results as part of an ongoing series of 'top tips' about how to manage periods and cyclical health when you have an underlying health condition and have previously featured reports on visual impairments and autism.
A statement from Menstrual Matters said: “We are now hoping to find out more about managing periods/menstrual health in relation to diabetes (type 1 and type 2).
We hope to find out how people with diabetes experience and manage cyclical changes in blood sugar levels, food cravings, mood, and energy levels.
“Although there is some clinical research on this topic, it rarely provides practical tips or asks questions about how the menstrual cycle may impact on different aspects of diabetes management/self-care.
“Once we have analysed the survey responses, we hope to share participant 'top tips' on the Menstrual Matters website and others in the diabetes community. It is time we discussed these things in public!”
To complete the questionnaire click here
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