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Women with PCOS more likely to develop Type-2 diabetes

PCOS is one of the largest reasons for infertility in women. This condition has an impact on women’s ovaries causing the development of an abnormal number of cysts which appear right on the surface of the ovaries. The cysts we are talking about are follicles which contain immature eggs. Due to PCOS,  there is an irregular release of the eggs. PCOS prevents the release of the eggs, which leads to irregular periods and causes trouble with pregnancy. Many infertility specialists agree that Women with PCOS are more likely to develop Type-2 diabetes. Polycystic ovary syndrome is basically a hyperandrogenic disorder which is strongly associated with a high-risk of development of Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D).

Type 2 diabetes is one of the common types of diabetes. If a woman has Type 2 diabetes, her body is incapable of using the required amount of insulin properly. In medical terms, such a condition is known as insulin resistance. Type 2 diabetes is a serious medical condition which need the support of anti-diabetic medication or insulin in order to keep the blood sugar levels strongly under control.

Based on some of the latest research done on polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), there is a strong risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. A research study  conducted in Australia which used data of 8000 women found that women with PCOS are 4 to 8.8 times prone to have Type 2 diabetes when compared to women with no PCOS.

There are few medical theories which feel that insulin resistance can have a negative reaction on the endocrine system leading to the development of Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes develops when the body cells turn resistant towards insulin and create an abnormal amount of insulin in the body.

If timely attention is not given, this condition can take a serious turn and hamper fertility of a woman who wants to conceive. If you have been diagnosed with PCOS & have had trouble conceiving, we recommend that have your blood sugar level checked. Medicines can help maintaining a balance in the blood sugar level and will reduce the severity of PCOS in the body.

Successful pregnancy with PCOS is possible if you follow a healthy lifestyle and the instructions of the specialist treating you for PCOS and infertility.

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