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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and diabetesPPolycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and diabetesPolycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and diabetesEnglishEndocrinologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Pancreas;OvariesEndocrine system;Reproductive systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2017-11-20T05:00:00ZCatherine Pastor, RN, MN, HonBScVanita Pais, RD, CDEAndrea Ens, MD, FRCPCJennifer Harrington, MBBS, PhD000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>An overview of polycystic ovary syndrome and how it relates to type 2 diabetes.</p><p> <a href="/Article?contentid=10&language=English">Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)</a> is a condition that can affect <a href="https://pie.med.utoronto.ca/htbw/module.html?module=sex-development">girls undergoing puberty</a>. Girls with PCOS suffer from hormone imbalance. Their ovaries tend to produce unusually high amounts of certain hormones called androgens.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Teenage girls and women with PCOS often have insulin resistance, which can lead to weight gain, a factor in the development of type 2 diabetes.</li> <li>In Canada, 12% of children and teens with type 2 diabetes also have PCOS.</li></ul>
Syndrome des ovaires polykystiques (SOP) et diabèteSSyndrome des ovaires polykystiques (SOP) et diabètePolycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and diabetesFrenchEndocrinologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Pancreas;OvariesEndocrine system;Reproductive systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2017-11-20T05:00:00ZCatherine Pastor, RN, MN, HonBScVanita Pais, RD, CDEAndrea Ens, MD, FRCPCJennifer Harrington, MBBS, PhD000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Un aperçu du syndrome des ovaires polykystiques et du lien que le syndrome a avec le diabète de type 2.<br></p><p>Le <a href="/Article?contentid=10&language=French">syndrome des ovaires polykystiques (SOP)</a> est une affection qui touche les <a href="https://pie.med.utoronto.ca/htbw/module.html?module=sex-development">filles à l’âge de la puberté</a>. Les filles atteintes du SOP présentent un déséquilibre hormonal. Leurs ovaires ont tendance à produire une quantité inhabituellement élevée de certaines h​ormones appelées androgènes.</p><h2>À retenir</h2><ul><li>Les adolescentes et les femmes atteintes du SOPK présentent fréquemment une résistance à l’insuline, ce qui peut conduire au gain de poids, lui-même un facteur lié au développement du diabète de type 2.</li> <li>Au Canada, 12 % des enfants [de sexe féminin] et des adolescentes atteintes du diabète de type 2 souffrent également du SOPK. </li></ul>

 

 

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and diabetes2530.00000000000Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and diabetesPolycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and diabetesPEnglishEndocrinologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Pancreas;OvariesEndocrine system;Reproductive systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2017-11-20T05:00:00ZCatherine Pastor, RN, MN, HonBScVanita Pais, RD, CDEAndrea Ens, MD, FRCPCJennifer Harrington, MBBS, PhD000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>An overview of polycystic ovary syndrome and how it relates to type 2 diabetes.</p><p> <a href="/Article?contentid=10&language=English">Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)</a> is a condition that can affect <a href="https://pie.med.utoronto.ca/htbw/module.html?module=sex-development">girls undergoing puberty</a>. Girls with PCOS suffer from hormone imbalance. Their ovaries tend to produce unusually high amounts of certain hormones called androgens.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Teenage girls and women with PCOS often have insulin resistance, which can lead to weight gain, a factor in the development of type 2 diabetes.</li> <li>In Canada, 12% of children and teens with type 2 diabetes also have PCOS.</li></ul><p>The ovaries are two small organs that belong to the female reproductive system and are located on either side of the belly. They contain eggs and release hormones.</p><p>Girls with PCOS may have enlarged ovaries because they contain many cysts (sacs filled with fluid). Teenage girls and women with PCOS often have insulin resistance, which typically causes the pancreas to produce more insulin than normal. Increased insulin can cause weight gain, which is a factor in the development of both PCOS and <a href="/Article?contentid=1721&language=English">type 2 diabetes</a>. The cause of PCOS is not well understood.</p> <figure class="asset-c-80"> <span class="asset-image-title">Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)<br></span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/polycystic_ovaries_syndrome_MED_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="Location of an ovary in relation to the uterus shown with a side by side close up comparison of a normal ovary versus a polycystic ovary typical seen with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)" /><figcaption class="asset-image-caption">The ovaries produce tiny fluid-filled sacs that contain eggs. These sacs are called follicles or cysts. In girls with PCOS, the follicles do not release the eggs properly and they grow into multiple small cysts.</figcaption> </figure> <p>In Canada, PCOS was found in 12% of children and youth diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.<br></p><p>For information on signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, read our <a href="/Article?contentid=10&language=English">Health A-Z on PCOS​</a>.</p> ​​ https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/polycystic_ovaries_syndrome_MED_ILL_EN.jpgPolycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and diabetesFalse

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