As many of you know and for those who don't my diabetes was brought on by my pcos (polycistic ovarian syndrome). Many women with pcos are insulin resistant. I would love to hear from other women who have gotton diabetes from pcos and how having both has impacted or not impacted their lives.
For me pcos was a very hard diagnoses to hear. Coming from a family of 7 children, 1 with 1 kid, 2 with 2 kids, one with 4 kids , and 2 that have yet to have kids having children was very important to me. Pcos took that away from me. Then doctors started telling that I was pre-diabetic, then borderline diabetic, which I didn't know at the time was just another term for diabetic, then diabetic. All of these diagnoses's came within a 5 to 6 month period. Including the pcos. My depression worsened and I began to sleep all the time. Pcos and diabetes is very hard to manage without insurance. I drove myself crazy wondering how am I going to control my diabetes ontop of everything else I can't afford. Fortunately all my laying in bed and praying for a answer can. My husbands work was finally offering him health insurance. I only had to wait till the beginning of this year for it to go effect. Then everything changed. I was able to find a endocrinoligist to manage my pcos(there is no cure), I am able to afford my diabetes meds, test strips, bp and chol meds, and thank god, my depression meds, without breaking the bank. I thought pcos and diabetes was going to be a death sentence for me but with the help good old meds, and 2 fabulous websites(one for pcos and this one) I am on the road to having control over my life again. It is still very difficult for me to deal with on daily basis that I will never have kids. But I now know it's not the end of the world.
Again I would love to hear form other women who's lives have been impacted by pcos and diabetes.
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