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17 Sep 2009

Additional insulin tests required?
Hi Dr Bets

I' ve recently been diagnosed with PCOS by a scan at the Gynae. She didn' t however recommend any additional blood tests related to my sugar levels (I was diagnosed Insulin resistant around 5 years ago). Do I need to ask for additional tests? And what tests should be done. I' m currently living in Germany so it' s a bit of a problem getting over the language barrier.

Lastly, as a result of my coming off the Pill and the PCOS I' m getting enormous inflammed pimples type things on my chin. No other issues, just one every now and again. They are really painful and unsightly and don' t respond to normal pimple treatment. Please can you give me advice for that too.

Thanks so much,
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01 Jan 0001

Hallo Sophia
You don't really need any other tests but you can do thyroid function tests and fasting blood glucose/insulin to monitor you insulin resistance. Spironolactone may be useful for the acne and you can use benzoyl peroxide on the spots
Dr Bets
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