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    How common is it for PCOS to turn into Diabetes ??

    Anyone with personal experience or any knowledge who can shed light on this please respond!!

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    WEll technically PCOS doesnt "turn into" diabetes, it can make it alot easier to get tho. You need to manage your weight and be tested for insuline resistance. Even without PCOS type II diabeties risks are high... even in thin people. Things that are good for us like fruit are also bad because of the high natural sugars they contain. Also carbs like, noodles, breads and potatoes ect turn to sugars in your body so limiting those is a big help!
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    Thanks for responding...
    Do you have any idea of the percentage of woman that do get diabetes with pcos?
    I will definatly be asking my doctor for an insulin resistance test.. do they not routinely check this when we are diagnosed with pcos?
    Im going to try the GI DIET for pcos... hope this helps.. i find it so hard to cut out all these food as its what i crave..
    Im a skinny cyster with weight mainly around my belly area that i find hard to shed...

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    Im not sure if there has been enough research on this. PCOS is something that doesnt have a ton of attention and sadly many women go years and years if not their whole lives with it without even knowing. Many women with pcos have children naturally or maybe get it after they are done having children so its such an unknown. IR should be tested with a pcos diagnosis but its one of those things where even many GP and gynos blow off just because they dont know enough about it(and sadly wont admit) an endocrinologist will know all about it since its a hormonal issue and that is their specialty. If serious into jumping into ttc a reproductive endocrinologist would be my suggestion. they are all about the hormones in the reproductive side of things (pcos)
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    thanks for the info audi x

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    Yes i have it due to my pcos i take metformin for it currently.

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    I was just prescribed Metformin but am unsure if I am insulin resistant. I didn't see that in my blood test results.. Does being prescribed Metformin generally mean you have diabetes.. ?

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    No it does not mean you have diabetes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by safiyah View Post
    Im a skinny cyster with weight mainly around my belly area that i find hard to shed...
    Even though you are a 'thin cyster', the visceral fat in your mid-section may have a large impact on issues like diabetes down the road.

    See this thread:

    Fat Distribution Affects PCOS Metabolism, Regardless of Body Weight
    http://www.soulcysters.net/showthrea...of-body-weight

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