You already know that your cycle affects your cravings, moods, and how you feel. But the hormonal changes that occur can affect your diabetes, too. Having diabetes may even result in some changes to your menstrual cycle.
Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, it can contribute to a risk of unpredictable or irregular cycles.
Type 1 Diabetes:
Type 1 diabetes has been linked with menstrual problems like heavy menstruation, long menstruation, and longer cycles.1 It can also affect your reproductive years –– the years between your first period and when you go into menopause.