Can PCOS Cause Diabetes?

Monday, 19 Aug 2013 04:26 PM

By Peter Hibberd, M.D.

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Question: Can polycystic ovary syndrome cause diabetes?

Dr. Hibberd’s answer: 
 
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) does not cause diabetes. But, for many PCOS patients, a drug used for diabetes called metformin can control PCOS quite effectively.

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