Screening for diabetes in women with polycystic ovary syndrome

Lau, David C. W.
March 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/27/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 7, p951
Academic Journal
The article presents the authors' views regarding screening for diabetes in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common hormonal disorder that affects an estimated five to ten percent of women of reproductive age. The Canadian and American Diabetes Associations, both of which recognize polycystic ovary syndrome as a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, have recommended screening for diabetes with a fasting plasma glucose test.


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