Women with PCOS and suffering from insulin resistance as a underlying cause of their condition should never forget that the combination of both disorders puts them at greater risk of developing diabetes.
Doctors suggest that woman with PCOS get checked for pre-diabetes by age 30 at the latest, and regularly thereafter. A diagnosis of pre-diabetes is made when blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not yet elevated enough for type 2 diabetes.
Early preventative action, like weight loss via a balanced, nutritious diet and regular exercise, often not only reverses the symptoms of pre-diabetes but also improves the management of PCOS at the same time. If neglected, pre-diabetes can lead to the development of type 2 diabetes, which is irreversible in most cases and may require daily insulin injections to be managed.
Challenge yourself this next week and you’ll reap the amazing benefits of long-term health. A few ideas would be: drink more water, walk 20 minutes longer than usual, or eat an additional serving of veggies everyday.