Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences

LETTER TO EDITOR
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 158-

Post-glucose insulin level in polycystic ovarian syndrome


Somsri Wiwanitkit, Viroj Wiwanitkit 
 Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok, Thailand

Correspondence Address:
Somsri Wiwanitkit
Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok 10160
Thailand




How to cite this article:
Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Post-glucose insulin level in polycystic ovarian syndrome.J Hum Reprod Sci 2011;4:158-158


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Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Post-glucose insulin level in polycystic ovarian syndrome. J Hum Reprod Sci [serial online] 2011 [cited 2019 Jun 15 ];4:158-158
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Sir,

The recent report on the post-glucose insulin level in polycystic ovarian syndrome is very interesting. [1] In this work, the insulin resistance prediction by the 2-h post-glucose insulin level was studied. Saxena et al. concluded that the "2-h post-glucose insulin level appears to be a good indicator of IR. It can be a useful tool." [1] It might seem that this simple technique can be a good tool for a resource-limited setting. However, there are some concerns in laboratory medicine. In a previous publication, it was well demonstrated that "the post-glucose load GI ratio cannot be used to determine the magnitude of insulin resistance." [2] The positive finding in the present work might be by chance or due to the small number of studied subjects or uncontrolled confounding factors.

References

1Saxena P, Prakash A, Nigam A. Efficacy of 2-hour post glucose insulin levels in predicting insulin resistance in polycystic ovarian syndrome with infertility. J Hum Reprod Sci 2011;4:20-2.
2Dahan MH, Goldstein J. Serum sex hormone-binding globulin levels show too much variability to be used effectively as a screening marker for insulin resistance in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Fertil Steril 2006;86:934-41.