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9/8/12 9:55 P

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I'm the same way. My endocrinologist is having me do a pre-diabetic diet anyway, as it also helps with PCOS. Insulin stimulates more androgen production, so if your insulin levels aren't abnormal it still helps to keep them as low as possible.

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10/19/11 4:29 P

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That's interesting. I asked my doc about it just this last Monday and she shrugged a little and told me she wasn't even going to test me for it, since it just kind of went with PCOS and put me back on Met.

We do bloodwork every year, but I'm pretty sure it's just routine stuff and nothing special (CBC and chem, Vit D and TSH).

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8/14/11 11:12 A

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According to many doctors I had PCOS with insulin resistance but my most recent fasting blood sugar was 88 and my insulin was normal. My doctor is not ruling out IR especially because I have had so many issues with insulin and losing weight as well as a strong family history of diabetes (grandpa, dad, uncles, etc...). My doctor put me back on Metformin but a very small dose-500mg 1xdaily to help maybe lose some weight, control periods, and help prevent further problems with diabetes. When you have cystic ovaries they over produce insulin so even if you aren't IR you have some issues with too much insulin so having medication to help manage that can't hurt.

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8/8/11 9:41 P

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My dr said I don't have insulin resistance but still put me on metformin saying my body prob still isn't dealing with insulin right but didn't show up on the test. Don't know if anyone else has heard of that

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8/3/11 1:29 P

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I, too, am not insulin resistant w/ PCOS, and with Crohn's, I have to eat a high fiber diet when I'm in remission, which is hard to do on a "low carb" diet. Too much roughage in fruits and veggies messes with my digestion and causes me intestinal pain. Fruits and veggies are also carbs, they just aren't always starch carbs- if you are replacing starch carbs with fruits and veggies, you should also limit green peas and corn.

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2/4/11 8:12 A

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yes, I see. to much protein can actually raise blood sugar cause the body turns extra into carbs.

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2/4/11 3:16 A

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Well what I meant was, you don't want your plate to have too much protein or carbs. Some people may over do it on the meat as well depending on what cuisine they are use to (too much of anything can be a bad thing). Now if your are eating too little protein, that's an issue, but in general your plate should be 1/4 protein, 1/4 carbs, 1/2 veggies.

Edit: I'm not necessarily referring to a low carb diet, but just a balanced one with everything in moderation.

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2/4/11 12:06 A

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I don't know about that. I think the idea is to reduce the carbs and replace it with salad. don't reduce your protein, protein is going to keep your blood sugars more even. that's always a good thing.

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2/3/11 3:44 P

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Yes, but the emphasis was to reduce your carb portion and replace it with veggies.
Edit: I guess it probably depends on where you come from and what your cuisine is, but in general the idea is to reduce your protein/carb portion and replace it with veggies.

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2/3/11 3:35 P

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yes, that's the recommended way to eat for anybody isn't it?

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2/3/11 10:47 A

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I am not insulin resistant as well (normal insulin levels, normal sugar levels). One thing my nutritionist told me is to make sure your plate is 1/2 full of veggies, 1/4 full of carbs, 1/4 full of protein.

This is something I am implementing this year. I'll let you know how it goes.

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1/27/11 4:14 P

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have you tried a low carb diet? that was the recommended diet for many years for PCOS. if you're having trouble loosing weight, I'd suspect a low carb diet could help. especially if you suffer from sugar or carb cravings. FWIW, Kitty

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1/27/11 3:11 P

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How did they determine you were not insulin resistance. You could be on the road to insulin sensitivity/ resistance. Need to have a 2 hour glucose test to see how your body responds to glucose. A fasting IR test basically only determines if you are insulin resistance/pre-diabetic. It catches IR WAY too Late! PCOS can exist without IR, it just means your ovaries use insulin the wrong way, maybe not your entire body. Hope that helps!:)

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1/27/11 3:50 A

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So, I found out last year finally that I have pcos! It was almost exciting because now I had an answer to all the crazy stuff that was happening! Woohoo! But to my "dismay" I am not insulin resistant. Dismay may not be the best word, but at least if you are insulin resistant there's a lot of info out there and medications and such. Its super hard for me to lose weight too though! But I don't get to use metformin or other similar meds!
Anyone else out there like me? Does anyone have suggestions and/or places to find info on this type of pcos?

Much appreciated!

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