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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 158

Post-glucose insulin level in polycystic ovarian syndrome

Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok, Thailand

Date of Web Publication25-Jan-2012

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Somsri Wiwanitkit
Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok 10160
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-1208.92297

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

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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.

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1.Saxena 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.  Back to cited text no. 1
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2.Dahan 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.  Back to cited text no. 2

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