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PCOS, Insulin Resistance, and all the sugar monsters.

Let's talk about sugar. But not the kind we all want to talk about. This time we are going to talk about the sugar in our blood. That thing that wreaks havoc on our moods, energy, ovaries, and skin.

I'm seeing more and more women in social media groups asking about PCOS, insulin resistance, and unstable blood glucose. I do not for a moment think I am an expert in this area, but I do hope that I can share what I do know and have it in a place that will make it easy to share and for others to find.

There was the thought for years and even still by many that PCOS and insulin resistance are two different conditions. Yet, while we don't know the etiology of PCOS, we know that insulin resistance is found in a minimum of 65% of women diagnosed with PCOS, which is just a minimum. In 2012, an article published in the NIH discussed the research of treating all women diagnosed with PCOS for insulin resistance.

I am not an endocrinologist, but this has me wonder if insulin resistance is the result of PCOS or is PCOS the result of insulin resistance. We know that many women who have PCOS have increased le