Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Whether it is PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) making it difficult to control weight, or weight making PCOS symptoms worse, one thing we know about PCOS is there is a level of insulin resistance in the body. That means some of the things that can be useful in type 2 diabetes can also be useful for those with PCOS. This includes:

  • Choosing low glycaemic index foods
  • Aiming to get weight into healthy BMI category, any weight loss can help symptoms improve
  • Doing regular physical activity
  • Taking a folic acid supplement if trying to conceive
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Of course these are just some general recommendations. If you want more personalised advice speak to a healthcare professional and get a referral to come and see one of the dietitians. We are happy to help!

Posted in Diabetes, Eat Well Wednesday.

Last updated: June 17, 2019