diabetes and polycystic ovaries (PCOS)

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   Posted 10/8/2005 7:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear All
I have recently,only days ago, been diagnosed with PCOS.  I have also be warned of the link between PCOS and diabetes.  Do you have any information on this?  What is the link?  What should I be careful of? 
I am naive to this conditon and have so much to learnabout it.  Any help appreciated!
Best wirshes, Vikki xxx

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   Posted 10/8/2005 10:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Vikki, I myself do not know a lot about it, but if you go to womenshealth.gov and in the search bar type pcos there is a lot of good info there. Hope this helps you, Robyn

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   Posted 10/8/2005 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks, v helpful webpage

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   Posted 10/9/2005 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   

If you do a Google search on pcos and diabetes you will get a lot of good hits with tons of information. Hope this helps. Take care!
~ Jeannie

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Lisa Marie
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   Posted 1/23/2006 3:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Vikki! My name is Lisa Marie and I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was about a freshman or sophomore in high school. My doctor did not really know much about it and didn't really emphasize the kinds of problems that could occur or the importance of taking the medication she prescribed -metformin. Because I couldnt see any problems or changes in my body by taking metformin I didn't take it on a regular basis. Looking back, I realize that the PCOS caused insulin resistance, which then caused an increase of insulin and glucose in my blood. When I had PCOS I didn't feel like anything was wrong with me, and because I didn't know really know what PCOS was or what could happen later on down the road, my PCOS recently turned into Type II diabetes. My current doctor told me that it happened a lot faster than they thought it should or would have, but that doesn't change what happened. Please, please take care of your PCOS so that what happened to me won't happen to you! If your doctor prescribed meds, take them regularly and try to lose some weight (PCOS is connected with obesity)-being overweight can increase insulin resistance. I dont know if all my information here is correct, it's just what I think! So please do your homework and find out from the right sources. If your doctor doesn't really know much about it, find one that does! Take care of yourself! If you ever want to talk about anything, send me a message!

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   Posted 1/23/2006 9:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all!
I was diagnosed with PCOS and insulin resistance a little over a year ago.  My doctor put me on metformin and a 1200 calorie diet.  The metformin was working for awhile.  I was able to diet and lose weight, but then it stopped working.  I ended up switching doctors because the first one was a jerk.  This new doctor prescribed Byetta.  This is a new drug that is used to treat type II diabetes.  It seems to be working.  I check my blood sugar and it's in the 70 range.  I am also losing weight.  17 pounds so far!  It has been so hard to deal with this illness!  It can be mighty stressful at times!  I experience fatigue all the time.  I am sleeping nearly 12 hours each night and I am still tired the next morning.  I was wondering if anyone else experiences this?
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