GLUCOSE GLUCOSE LEVELS AND MENSTRUAL CYCLE ASSOCIATED WITH ADOLESCENT OBESITY
One of the factors causing menstrual cycle disorders was obesity. The incidence of obesity in children has increased significantly in the last three decades. Obesity in women was associated with menstrual disorders and decreased fertility in adolescence and reproductive years. Irregular menstrual cycles indicated a metabolic disorder characterized by glucose levels exceeding normal. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between glucose levels and the menstrual cycle in obese adolescents. This study was an analytical study with a chi-square approach, conducted on 52 obese adolescents with a BMI> 30 in 12th grade of SMAN 6, aged 17-18 years, who were healthy and have no history of disease and drug consumption. Sampling of fasting glucose levels used a digital tool called Easy Touch, measuring the menstrual cycle using a questionnaire, regular menstruation when the interval is 22-35 days, irregular <22 and> 35 days. Statistical test with the Fisher Test. Obese adolescents obtained normal glucose levels of 88.5%, menstrual cycles were generally not normal (61.5%) and found a significant relationship between glucose levels and the menstrual cycle with a value of p <0.026. Obesity was associated with glucose levels and menstrual cycle irregularities. It was necessary to monitor glucose levels and menstrual cycles as early as possible regarding future adolescent reproduction.