Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.

Can PCOS Cause Diabetes?

Monday, 19 Aug 2013 04:26 PM

By Peter Hibberd, M.D.

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Question: Can polycystic ovary syndrome cause diabetes?

Dr. Hibberd’s answer: 
 
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) does not cause diabetes. But, for many PCOS patients, a drug used for diabetes called metformin can control PCOS quite effectively.

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Dr. Hibberd's advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital work in emergency medicine and surgery.
 
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