This week, my socials have been flooded with a subject that hardly ever will get a lot of a glance in: menopause, and particularly diabetes and menopause.
It’s a welcome change! It was World Menopause Day on Tuesday, and with it got here an avalanche of nice content material shining a lightweight on this explicit side of diabetes – one thing that actually doesn’t get a lot protection in any respect.
I shouldn’t be shocked that numerous what I noticed was folks with diabetes sharing their very own tales. These are the path blazers who might see that there wanted to be extra consciousness, extra recognition, extra consideration to the difficulty and took issues into their very own fingers and shared their tales. (I’m you Dawn Adams, you superb girl!)
Listed here are simply a few issues that I’ve seen this week:
Daybreak’s story at Diabetes UK about managing diabetes with menopausal hormone remedy (MHT, also referred to as HRT).
And Daybreak once more right here at JDRF – UK with this attractive piece about how there are peer networks providing assist for others going via perimenopause and menopause.
This Twitter thread from Diabetes UK, highlighting simply how they’ve listened to the diabetes group and requires extra analysis and details about diabetes and menopause. Their Diabetes Analysis Steering Teams have made the subject a analysis precedence in coming years. That’s what I name being led by the oldsters you’re representing!
Twitter has joined the chat with a brand new account centered solely on diabetes and menopause with this neat bio: Peer assist for these with diabetes going via the menopause – all forms of diabetes, all levels of menopause – we’re in it collectively. You can follow Menopause Mithers here.
Not diabetes particular, however value a share, is that this good Instagram video from Dr Jen Gunter which appears to be like on the origin of the phrase ‘menopause’ (in fact I really like this!). Oh, and there’s a complete chapter in her ebook The Menopause Manifesto about language.
I’ll be linking all of those to The Diabetes Menopause Mission submit as a one cease straightforward place for hyperlinks about menopause and diabetes.