Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a health problem that can affect a woman's menstrual cycle, ability to have children, hormones, heart, blood vessels, and appearance. With PCOS, women typically have: high levels of androgens. These are sometimes called male hormones, although females also make them. missed or irregular periods. many small cysts in their ovaries. Cysts are fluid-filled sacs. About one in 10 women of childbearing age has PCOS. It can occur in girls as young as 11 years old. PCOS is the most common cause of female infertility. This term has also become a catch-all phrase for the wide variations of symptoms affiliated with insulin resistance in women. The cause of PCOS is unknown. Most researchers think that more than one factor could play a role in developing PCOS. Genes are thought to be one factor. Women with PCOS tend to have a mother or sister with the disease. Researchers also think insulin could be linked to PCOS. Insulin is a hormone that controls the change ...
Hello fellow Diabeticals!
Well as the end of the school year is approaching I sure hope that everyone is looking forward to a relaxing summer. As for me, my first year of college has already completed itself and the minute it was over I took the first plane I could to visit my mom and brother in Hawaii.
As I've mentioned before my little brother has also joined the diabetical band wagon so it's always cool to see him and have a diabetical sidekick so to speak. However, this blog is not about my brother. This is about my mother.
You see I've been living on my own now for a while and am used to taking care of myself now without any parental supervision. This freedom can be frustrating at times but I feel that my parents prepared me on how to take care of my diabtes on my own for the past ten years. I know what it feels like to feel "high" or "low" and I know what to do in these situations. So it becomes frustrating to me when peop...
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