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    Old 06-07-2007, 06:54 AM   #1
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    Insulin Resistant? How Do You Know?

    Are There Any Symptoms Of Being Insulin Resistant? My Dr Told Me That You Could Still Have Pcos And Not Be Insulin Resistant. She Doesn't Think I Am But She Has Me Going For Bloodwork. I Have To Fast For 8 Hours And Drink Something And Have Blood Drawn. She Doesn't Think I Am Because She Said I'm Not Overweight. I Think 165 Lbs @ 5' 3" Is Overweight! Also Since I Was Only 150 A Year Ago, I Think That Is A Considerable Weight Gain In Less Than A Year! I Don't Know What She Is Looking At. I Have Been Fatigued All The Time. Is This A Symptom Of Insulin Resistance? I Used To Have A Lot Of Energy. Working Out At Least 4x Week. Now I Don't Have The Energy To Work Out At All! I Was Diagnosed With Polycystic Ovaries After A Sonogram A Few Years Ago And I Get My Period Every 2 Months Or So.

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    Old 06-07-2007, 10:13 AM   #2
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    Re: Insulin Resistant? How Do You Know?

    You can't look at someone & say, "I don't think you're Insulin Resistant". The way the specialists explained it to me & my husband is the Insulin Resistance causes the PCOS, not the other way around.

    Also, the lack of energy and always feeling tired could be from uncontrolled blood sugars. (trust me, I'm Diabetic with PCOS, lol) The blood work/fasting glucose she's having you do will tell a lot. Although I am not a Dr, I would recommend her doing a A1C do see what your glucose has done over the past 3 months! Weight doesn't play a factor in Insulin Resistance. There are overweight & skinny people who are Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetics, some their pancreas just doesn't use the insulin their body makes and some don't produce any! Good luck hon!

     
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    I have the insulin resistance. The way I found out was when my doctor did a fasting insulin level on me and it was elevated. Then about 3 months later we did another and it kept going up. However, my blood sugar was normal. I was supposed to have a 2 hour gtt, (glucose tolerance test). This helps to diagnose Diabetes and or hypoglycemia. I finally got a doctor to listen to me about the insulin level going up and becoming out of the norm range and I was put on Metformin, but this may not work for everyone. I also had excessive weight gain in a year, 40+ pounds. Insulin resistance can make you gain the weight. Problem is getting the insulin resistance under control to try to help lose it weight. I have had PCOS for years before I was actually diagnosed with it. It is a matter of finding a doctor that will listen to you and work with you to find out what is going on. BUT, I also had other hormone levels out of range and a positive ultrasound of the ovaries that got me the diagnosis. Hope that all goes well for you. I know it is an uphill battle, but the only way to treat the PCOS is to treat the symptoms...ie: Insulin resistance, infertility, depression, etc. Good luck again

     
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    Re: Insulin Resistant? How Do You Know?

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    I have the insulin resistance. The way I found out was when my doctor did a fasting insulin level on me and it was elevated. Then about 3 months later we did another and it kept going up. However, my blood sugar was normal. I was supposed to have a 2 hour gtt, (glucose tolerance test). This helps to diagnose Diabetes and or hypoglycemia. I finally got a doctor to listen to me about the insulin level going up and becoming out of the norm range and I was put on Metformin, but this may not work for everyone. I also had excessive weight gain in a year, 40+ pounds. Insulin resistance can make you gain the weight. Problem is getting the insulin resistance under control to try to help lose it weight. I have had PCOS for years before I was actually diagnosed with it. It is a matter of finding a doctor that will listen to you and work with you to find out what is going on. BUT, I also had other hormone levels out of range and a positive ultrasound of the ovaries that got me the diagnosis. Hope that all goes well for you. I know it is an uphill battle, but the only way to treat the PCOS is to treat the symptoms...ie: Insulin resistance, infertility, depression, etc. Good luck again
    THANKS FOR THE REPLY. I AM GOING FOR THE FOLLOWING BLOOD WORK TOMORROW: GLUCOSE-FASTING, GLUCOSE TOLERANCE 75 GRAM, AND INSULIN SERUM.

    ARE THOSE THE PROPER TESTS FOR TESTING FOR INSULIN RESISTANCE?

     
    Old 06-15-2007, 02:16 AM   #5
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    Re: Insulin Resistant? How Do You Know?

    I was about to post on the same thing when i found this thread. I've known ive had blood sugar or insulin problems, before and after i eat, but my doctor never listened to me and only did a fasting BS test wich came out normal at 80, now i know im not crazy!!! thanks a bunch!

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