The link between PCOS and insulin resistance – Times of India

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a lifestyle disease which affects 1 in 7 women. According to gynaecologists, the problem is becoming increasingly common amongst Indian women too.While PCOD and PCOS are primarily characterized by irregular periods and fertility problems, there is another problem which could complicate your health- insulin resistance, which could lead to Type 2 diabetes in the long run. Statistics suggest that more than half the women with PCOS end up developing diabetes by the age of 40. Studies also say that women suffering from PCOS are more prone to experience gestational diabetes in their pregnancy. A change in hormonal functioning and PCOS makes the body resistant to the insulin produced naturally, and use it ineffectively. This, in turn, can lead to an increased likelihood of type 2 diabetes. Dr Anjali Kumar, a renowned obstetrician, gynaecologist and surgeon at CK Birla Hospital, Gurgaon explains the link between the two and throws lights on the ways you can manage and control PCOS and diabetes naturally.

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