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Does anyone know about polycystic ovary syndrome and diabetes?
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Dr. John Jarrett
Fertility Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: They may be related
Women with polycystic ovaries related to Insulin resistance are at increased risk of developing diabetes, maybe even as much as ten times normal risk.
This is one of the reasons it is so important to get treated and try to bring your Insulin levels back to normal.

In brief: They may be related
Women with polycystic ovaries related to Insulin resistance are at increased risk of developing diabetes, maybe even as much as ten times normal risk.
This is one of the reasons it is so important to get treated and try to bring your Insulin levels back to normal.
Dr. John Jarrett
Dr. John Jarrett
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Link between both
Females with pcos usually have a degree of resistance to Insulin which contributes not only to the symptoms of pcos, but also increases their risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

In brief: Link between both
Females with pcos usually have a degree of resistance to Insulin which contributes not only to the symptoms of pcos, but also increases their risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Increased risk
Having pcos can increase your risk of type 2 diabetes by several folds especially if Insulin resistance is a component of your condition.
You can discuss with your physician on how you can reduce such risk.

In brief: Increased risk
Having pcos can increase your risk of type 2 diabetes by several folds especially if Insulin resistance is a component of your condition.
You can discuss with your physician on how you can reduce such risk.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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