Puberty

Puberty, with its changing hormonal balance and metabolic demands, is usually a time when insulin dose increases and when blood glucose balance may become erratic. Menstruation can cause cyclical hyperglycaemia (sometimes hypoglycaemia). Do not increase the insulin so much that the young person needs to eat more and becomes overweight. However, food intake usually increases around puberty. Diabetic girls who have started to menstruate must be told about sexual intercourse, the possibility of pregnancy, and the need for family planning in diabetes. With the recent AIDS prevention campaigns, and ready availability of condoms in shops, sexual ignorance is less common than before. An unsuspected pregnancy can precipitate diabetic ketoacidosis and it is particularly important to avoid unwanted pregnancy in diabetic girls.

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