PCOS and type 1 diabetic

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PCOS and type 1 diabetic
Wed, 08-15-2012 - 4:31pm
Hi all. My name is Becky I am 31 and was diagnosed with PCOS 4 years ago and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 2 years ago. I am on insulin and metformin for my diabetes but no treatment for PCOS. All I have been told is to loose weight and then they will consider helping me with fertility treatment. I know I am extremely overweight and I have tried everything possible to lose the extra weight but so far I have managed to lose maybe 15kg in a year then nothing after.. My best friend just had her 4th child and my sister just found out she is expecting her 3rd.. We both done a test on the same day as we were both late.. She got a positive and I got a big fat negative.. Heart breaking yet again as I miscarried the day after her 1st child was born.. Does anyone know of any over the counter medicines I can get to help with all these problems?? Also my sex drive is none exsistent and any help in raising this even slightly would help my marriage a great deal. My husband has put up with all this and much more and I don't have the heart to tell him that the times we do make love I am forcing myself to do it. He thinks I don't find him attractive when that's not true and I tell him that I do but he doesn't seem to believe me.. Please help
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Registered: 03-13-2001
Thu, 08-16-2012 - 3:14pm

Welcome to the board!  Glad that you have joined us.  The good news is that treatment for the PCOS is the same as for diabeties.  Diet is the key.  Metformin is the best choice for a med.  I certainly understand how hard it is lose weight.  What we eat is the key to that as well.  Eating low carb.paleo/primal is the best for us and for diabetics.  Eating this way can help with all symptoms and even lower the amount of insulin you may need to use.  Below are some links.  I am happy to answer any questions you might have.  Keep me updated!  Laura

Why You Can't Lose Weight http://rheumatic.org/insulin.htm


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