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[IP] Re: polycystic ovaries and diabetes and the pump

In reference to the post about polycystic ovaries, I asked our 
medical advisory board to comment. Dr. Joe, my daughter's endo, was 
kind enough to reply:

> Excess insulin will cause weight gain but not infertility, and not
> polycystic ovary disease (PCO).  The cause of PCO is not clear but
> it begins with insulin resistance and the rest of the things you
> mentioned just happen.
> The pump is usually great in this situation.  It gives good control
> with the basal rate usually getting to be less and less as time goes
> by.  The various drugs to control PCO enable the basal rate to
> decrease even more and this helps decrease the weight even more. 
> PCO manifestations begin in the ovary.  Diabetes 1 is not related
> although 2 is related.  Check your C peptide if you are not sure
> which you are.
> Dr Joe, the Diabetes Doctor
>  email @ redacted (J. Joseph Prendergast, MD)
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