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Question: Type 1 Diabetes and PCOS

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I have Type 1 and I had half of my thyroid removed earlier in the year. Yesterday I had an ultrasound that found cysts on my ovaries. The radiologist said it was probably polycystic ovarian syndrome. I don't have any of the other symptoms of PCOS: excessive hair growth, insulin resistance, or being overweight. Do any of you have experience with PCOS or just ovarian cysts.

posted Jul 13, 2017 in Conversation by justtay (130 points)

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I personally don't have any experience to share, but I have a friend who has blogged quite a bit about her diabetes and PCOS.  I'll link a few of her post from the DiabetesSisters site:

When Diagnoses Collide- PCOS and Diabetes

PCOS Raises Many Questions

Why Not Talk about Diabetes and PCOS?

I hope these are helpful!

answered Jul 20, 2017 by KarenG (16,350 points)
I had PCOS for decades and most of the symptoms that went along with it - hirsutism, irregular (nonexistent) cycles, insulin resistance, thinning hair, "string of pearls" ovaries. Eventually, I was diagnosed with T2. I lost 40 lbs via diet/exercise and started taking metformin. All of my PCOS symptoms disappeared!
answered Jul 27, 2017 by sakinnaird (220 points)