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From Denham Springs, Louisiana, USA:

I have had type 1 diabetes for almost 11 years, have been on an insulin pump for a little over two years, and I have just been told that I might have insulin resistance. I also do not ovulate, and they have run lots of blood work to see why I do not which were perfect. However, Clomid did not work for me. All my blood work showed my levels were perfect. My gynecologist said that Glucophage might help me ovulate, and my dietitian said that the Glucophage might help my insulin resistance. Will the Glucophage help both the insulin resistance and the non ovulation problem?


The Glucophage [metformin] may improve how your body responds to insulin. It will not, however, directly induce ovulation. In women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome who also manifest insulin resistance, Glucophage appears to improve ovulation. However, these women make their own insulin. So, I could not promise the same response in your situation.


Original posting 18 Nov 2002
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