PSO and diabetic

By Carm68 Latest Reply 2011-07-14 17:19:20 -0500
Started 2011-05-24 09:16:49 -0500

I have PSO (Polysystic Ovaries), does anyone else have this as well. Some people have said, I may have a more difficult time controlling my BS due to the POS. Any feed back would be appriciated.


23 replies

alaskalillady 2011-07-14 17:19:20 -0500 Report

I have lived with PCOS longer than I have been diabetic. In many cases the two are linked. Insulin Resistance is a major problem with PCOS and that in itself can lead to type 2 diabetes. I have found that the best way for me to control both issues is to keep track of my food, eat every couple of hours and make sure that I take my metformin and my birth control pills to keep my hormones level.
I am here for you if you need to talk.


mysticalrose53 2011-06-27 22:04:31 -0500 Report

I am one of those ladies living with PCOS longer than being a Diabetic and I have to agree it sucks.Still have both O,s not sure why and lots of problems as I am just starting into menopause,..Jim you did make me laugh tho. but do have to warn you Jim,,,,,,,men go through menopause too!!! My husband gets testosterone shots every 2 weeks…due to cancer of his left testicle.

Nyxks 2011-05-26 13:11:34 -0500 Report

I've been living with PCOS longer then I've been living with Diabetes but ya its lead to its own complications over the years and finally ended me up on insulin. Its a juggling deal for when it comes to finding the right combo of things to do that will help get the weight off yet keep all other areas in balance. Had the weight loss deal down, till the PCOS kicked my butt and caused reproductive complications back in early 08 which forced me into surgical menopause, since then its been its own nightmare of finding out what works again to get the weight shifting down (4 years and am down 8 pounds - growls at menopause).

kdroberts 2011-05-25 08:56:27 -0500 Report

PCOS and type 2 diabetes are very much linked. The major things with PCOS that can cause problems with diabetes are increased insulin resistance and decreased weight loss. The good side of it is the treatment for them both are essentially the same so all the exercise and diet changes you make as well as any medications (likely metformin) you take will be doubly effective.

Carm68 2011-05-25 09:00:37 -0500 Report

Thanks Robert! I am on byetta shots, and working out and have seen better numbers over the last 2 months. Metformin made me sick!!

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-05-26 09:34:46 -0500 Report

Wimp! You don't like the smell of…let's see…dead fish? No, that is too kind! Dead skunk after it starts to rot…yeah, that is more like it! LOL Whoever developed it should be locked in a room full of it for a week!

MrsCDogg 2011-05-25 07:59:13 -0500 Report

The last time I saw my doctor I asked him about an issue that had been bugging me for quite some time. The lose of body hair was just annoying. Nothing big and traumatic I was just wondering. I rarely have to shave my legs, I used to have patches of light blonde hair (I'm a redhead) on the tops of my feet and toes. I also noticed that the hair on my arms is significintly less than it was, oh say a couple years ago. So I asked the doc. He said that the only thing that he could come up with, without testing, would be PCOS. He told me I had the specific body type that he sees with that condition and also I have LOTS of facial hair. He was pretty confident that if tests were to be done that that's what would be found. So, I guess I have an unofficial diagnosis of PCOS. I've been dealing with it for so long that it's just second nature now I guess. Just had to throw my two cents worth in…:o)

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-05-25 08:58:59 -0500 Report

Maybe I do have PCOS after all! I have been losing hair on my head for the last 40 years, with the last 5 years even more so! I knew I shouldn't have made a WAC to Carm! I bet this condition will continue for as long as I live! I might as well go and have my head shaved! Jim :)

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-05-24 09:35:08 -0500 Report

I don't. Which is real good, since our kind don't have ovaries! (Hey, you said, "Any feedback would be appreciated") :) Wish you the best! Jim

Carm68 2011-05-24 10:43:12 -0500 Report

Well, Jim you are correct, I did say that! lol You should really relish in the fact that you do not have ovaries! heehee

Carm68 2011-05-24 09:21:10 -0500 Report

Okay, not sure what's going on with my brain. PCOS is what I have! lol

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-05-25 09:03:16 -0500 Report

Okay, for a semi-serious reply. I have found that everything that happens to me affects my BG #'s. My blood pressure, my depression, the heat of the day, the work I am doing, stress. New or sometime medications (like cough syrup, decongestants, Pepto, etc) You name it and I believe it will affect your sugar levels. And to think, we thought it was only what we ate or drank!

Carm68 2011-05-25 21:26:39 -0500 Report

Jim, this is so true! I have found that I just have to do my best and leave the rest up to my body, or else I drive myself crazy wondering what my BS number is at any given minute…mentally exhausting!!!

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-05-26 09:38:56 -0500 Report

Yesterday I tripped over a broom handle sticking out from underneath a table. Never saw it. At the time I was working on a large ice machine and had a car jack under it. I tripped over the broom, lost my balance and went over the jack and slammed my shoulder and the rest of my left side onto the concrete. Ice and Ibuprofen were not cutting it. When I got home I ate a safe supper and took 2 oxycotin. BS went up over 200 points!

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-05-27 08:08:17 -0500 Report

Hope you didn't do any lasting harm. Are you feeling better today? Tripped and slammed into the pavement last October. Ironically the day after the Drs released me back to resuming my life. Took until February before my shoulder forgave me.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-05-27 08:37:24 -0500 Report

Maybe the bang on my head will help me to realize I am not as flexible and quick to react as when I was 25! I went to a manual manipulation therapist (somewhere between a chiropractor and massage therapist) yesterday. He thinks (since he is not allowed to diagnose) that I separated my shoulder and dislocated my elbow along with other stuff. Now, the morning after all of his adjustments, movements, twisting and turning, my shoulder is at about 75%, elbow/arm about 90%, wrists about 95 %, left knee back to its previous level of function/non-function, lower back and middle back improved. I am off the oxycotin and just on Ibuprofen. Can't lift with my left shoulder yet. Like you, I expect the recovery to be over the next few months. Hopefully, I will recover fully before I try something like that again!
I think I must be in the advance stages of PCOS!

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-05-27 13:01:02 -0500 Report

Can't blame PCOS in my case, last Dr I saw the day before had removed both the O. Maybe there's some other reason it happened to you too.

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