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Can I develop diabetes if I have polycystic ovaries?

Q: I am 31 years old unmarried girl and have epilepsy. I am taking medicines for the last 15 years but from last 4.5 years my fits are controlled. My epilepsy is not genetic. Recently, I have been diagnosed with polycystic ovaries. My glucose level is 70 which is quite normal but my serum insulin is 7.8 which is quite less. I am taking glycomet tablet once a day and eltroxin too for thyroid but am quite disturbed by the news as I don't want to be diabetic ever and am also not aware of the role of insulin in my body. Kindly tell me what is the action I should take.

A:Polycystic ovarian disease is a common cause of menstrual irregularities and increased hair growth. There is a slightly increased chance of diabetes in such individuals. So the best thing would be to make sure you eat judiciously and exercise regularly and maintain a normal weight. Nothing else needs to be done.


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