Women in 50’s and Diabetes

Women in 50’s and Diabetes

Women in 50’s and Diabetes

Yuko Miyamoto
Founder of Teatis Tea

Have you been busy recently and have more opportunities to eat out?

Did you gain weight compared to when you were younger?

Are you stressed by changes in the environment?

There is a close relationship between female hormones and diabetes. At this point, women (at any age!) are more susceptible to getting diabetes than men.

As you age, the risk of getting diabetes exaggerates, and after your 50s, you are more prone to getting diabetes. Managing type 2 diabetes can also become more complicated as you get older.

Menopause, a contributing factor:

Menopause which women experience generally in their early 50s is also a major factor of increased risk of getting diabetes. 

A reduction in estrogen production could also speed up the aging process, triggering health conditions earlier, researchers speculate. The average age a woman goes through the menopause is 51, but this study, carried out by researchers from the University of Queensland, suggests those who experience it early have a three-fold increase of developing multiple chronic conditions.

Diabetes hits women hard, especially in their 50s. 

Some of the most critical points about diabetes in the 50s are: 

  • Higher risk of other complications of diabetes 
  • A higher risk for cardiovascular disease 
  • Weight loss becomes more difficult 
  • Foot care becomes more critical 

As for the complications, diabetes increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, and many other serious conditions, including blindness, kidney disease, and nerve disease if you are more aged. 

Prevention:

Diabetes hits women hard, especially in their 50s. 

Here are a few steps to take to enjoy a healthy life with type 2 diabetes after age 50:

  • Take your medications as directed by your doctor
  • Get regular exercise
  • Avoid sugar and high-carb, processed foods 
  • Drink plenty of fluids 
  • Reduce stress 
  • Maintain a healthy weight 
  • Get regular checkups  

As you get older, your symptoms might change. Age can also mask some diabetes symptoms.

Takeaway:

After age 50, it becomes more important to monitor your blood pressure and cholesterol levels and to be aware of new symptoms. 

Both you and your diabetes healthcare team should play an active role in developing a personalized treatment approach. With proper management, you can expect to live a long and full life with type 2 diabetes.

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