What are the ACOG recommendations for diabetes screening in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?

Updated: Sep 19, 2019
  • Author: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG; Chief Editor: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG  more...
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ACOG recommends screening for type 2 diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance in women with PCOS by obtaining a fasting glucose level and then a 2-hour glucose level after a 75-g glucose load. [4] Approximately 10% of women with PCOS have type 2 diabetes mellitus, and 30-40% of women with PCOS have impaired glucose tolerance by 40 years of age. [41, 42]


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