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"Welcome to my PCOS Blog" I'm Christie, 48, married to a much younger man and we have four dogs as our kids...

My personal crusade is to inform and educate women, men and the medical professionals on PCOS... Why? Knowledge is POWER! The info will save your life or someone you may or may not know...

PCOS is an endoctrine disorder affecting your whole body as a hormone imbalance...The PCOS symptoms wreak HAVOC through your entire body... Symptoms can be mild to extreme, one to numerous symptoms... You can be thin to obese...

My PCOS Journey started by a lingerie shop owner stating "You look like me"... We talked about PCOS a while...I kept mentally checking off all the symptoms she mentioned... My symptoms are mild, 28 of the 48 i found... I saw my doctor the next week, had a battery of tests done, researched everything i could find on PCOS... My diagnosis was PCOS, Metabolic Syndrome, Insulin Resistance (IR), Perimenopause, Hypertension, Rosacea and Preborderline Diabetes... My "Miracle Pill" is Glucophlage XR... On it i get thinner than when i was in 6th grade!

My blog posts are of info you need and should know...I urge you to pass the PCOS & Syndrome X word on... Yes, men get a version of PCOS called Syndrome X...

Feel free to email me privately...

Knowledge is POWER!
Christie

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Saturday, March 31, 2007
INSULIN RESISTANCE HOME TEST

 

INSULIN RESISTANCE HOME TEST:
 
If you answer yes to 3 or more, you are likely to have Insulin Resistance (IR):
 
1 ____/....  A family history of diabetes, overweight problems, abnormal cholesterol &/or triglycerides, heart disease, or stroke...
2 ____/....  Frequent cravings for sweet or salty, cruncy snack food...
3 ____/....  The need to eat often or eat excessive amounts of food...
4 ____/....  A difficult time losing weight even if you exercise or cut back on your food intake...
5 ____/....  A problem with weith gain even when eating small amounts of food...
6 ____/....  Weight gain mostly around your waist...
7 ____/....  Skin tags (small, painless, flappy skin growths) on your neck, chest, breasts, groin area, or underarms...
8 ____/....  A history of irregular menstrual periods, especially skipping months...
9 ____/....  High triglyceride levels...
10 ___/....  Low HDL cholesterol (the good type of cholesterol) levels, that is, lower than 35mg/dl...
11 ___/.... High LDL cholesterol (the bad type) levels, that is, higher than 130mg/dl...
12 ___/.... High or borderline high blood pressure-- even during pregnancy...
13 ___/.... The feelin that you are addicted to carbohydrates...
14 ___/.... The feeling that you have no will power when it comes to dieting...
15 ___/.... Jitteriness, difficulty thinking, headaches, or nausea that goes away when you eat...
16 ___/.... Hypoglycemia...
17 ___/.... Afternoon fatigue...
18 ___/.... Type II diabetes, borderline diabetes, or abnormal glucose tolerance tests-- even just during pregnancy...
19 ___/.... High uric acid or gout...
20 ___/.... History of having a blood clot in your legs, lungs, or brain...
21 ___/.... A doctor telling you that you need to eat less in order to lose weight, yet those close to you are amazed at how little you eat...
22 ___/.... The belief that you are at least thirty pounds overweight...
23 ___/.... A body mass index of 30 or higher...
24 ___/.... Native-American, Asian, African American, or Hispanic ancestry...
 
I took this test from the book "The Insulin Resistance Diet"
 
Advice: 
Copy and print this up, check off the things that pertain to you...
-  By all means take a copy to your doctor...
 
 

Posted at 03:47 pm by ChristiewPCOS
 

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