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Andrea Dunaif Part 2, Prevalence of PCOS Related to Diabetes

In part 2 of this Exclusive Interview, Andrea Dunaif talks with Diabetes in Control Medical Editor Joy Pape about the PCOS-related diabetes.

Andrea Dunaif, MD is system chief of endocrinology, diabetes & bone disease for Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Health System in New York, NY.

Transcript of this video segment:

Pape: And what’s the prevalence of diabetes related to PCOS?

Dunaif: Well, women with PCOS — and there have now been several very good population-based studies, one from Australia was just presented at this meeting, and they show that the increased risk is about four-fold and that it’s at a much younger age. So, in women 18 to 44 about 20% of type 2 diabetes is probably PCOS related if you do the math, then the population rate starts to increase. But I think what’s very, very important as we’re looking for ways to prevent diabetes is here’s a group of women with symptoms that can lead to diagnosis of PCOS just as they start to have their periods, so we could start diabetes prevention in young teenage girls and really improve outcomes. And I think that’s why it’s critically important to understand more about PCOS related diabetes.

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