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Pcos And Diabetes
Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more
What are some symptoms for diabetes? What are the chances of a 20yr old female with pcos developing diabetes?
Many & > 10%: The symptoms of DM nitially are unfortunately usually none. Classic symptoms are inc thirst, inc urination & weight loss, but this is really in type 1 or advanced type 2 DM. With type 2 DM being overweight can be a symptom, dark skin areas of skin, blurry vision, fatigue & metabolic dz's. Risk with PCOS is diff as not many studies, but with time >10% & pre-DM>35%. Varies by wt, location, age & FH. ...Read more
My sister 26 years is suffering from pcos, and diabetes and she is not able to concieve, is pcos curable?
Yes: If you're ovulating and have unprotected sex with a fertile male, you can get pregnant. Fertility, however, is definitely lower w/pcos, unless you are taking metformin which can return Insulin resistance toward normal. Diet, exercise and weight loss plus glucose regulation are also important. Don't get pregnant unless glucose is normalized. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PCOS DM2: Three things. First, see your OB for management of pcos. Second, keep tight control of your diabetes. Third, you didn't mention your weight but obesity is common in women with pcos & dm so a healthy diet and exercise are also important to prevent obesity. Losing weight will help with the dm as well. You can also see a reproductive endocrinologist for help too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have pcos and diabetes. I've been noticing my skin darkening in my groin area and it itches and is spreading to my upper thigh. What is it?
Obesity hyperthyroidism pcos and diabetes this combination of problm can let me conceive?and should i?how much i tried my weight not geting ridof?why
In last ques dr. Told metformin is for Pcos not for diabetes in my case ,so , do I need to have less sugar in my diet?
Metformin: This is news for me and I have cared for patients many years. ...Read more