From Tewksbury, Massachusetts, USA:
I have newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes and bilateral ovarian cysts. Are ovarian cysts a common complication of diabetes? Are the two not related? If I opt for surgical removal of the ovaries, can I expect complications as a result of the diabetes?
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a collection of clinical features which include irregular menses, obesity, insulin resistance (increasing risk of type 2 diabetes), excess hair growth, and elevated lipids. I would not say that polycystic ovaries are not a complication of type 2 diabetes. Rather, polycystic ovary syndrome is associated with insulin resistance and diabetes.
Removing the ovaries is not necessarily associated with improvement of type 2 diabetes. The recommended clinical approach would be to address the diabetes with weight loss and a healthy lifestyle which will improve the elements of the polycystic ovary syndrome.
|Return to the Top of This Page|
Last Updated: (none)
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.