In women of reproductive age polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the common endocrine disorder. It is one of the common causes of infertility due to anovulation. There is no single criterion for the diagnosis of this syndrome. It is crucial to diagnose PCOS early in its course since it has lifelong implications with increased risk for metabolic syndrome, type II Diabetes mellitus (DM), cardiovascular disease, endometrial hyperplasia, infertility and depression. Screening for the impaired glucose (IGT), allows for proper and timely prevention and management of complications. In this cross sectional study, we planned to detect the prevalence of impaired glucose tolerance and diabetes in women with PCOS which will facilitate prevention of long term sequelae. We also studied the extent of the risk for diabetes in patients with PCOS in relation to age, socioeconomic status, rural and urban areas, BMI, waist/hip circumference ratio, family history of PCOS and diabetes mellitus

Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, Impaired glucose tolerance, Polycystic ovarian syndrome.

How to cite this article: Smitha CHC, Sailakshmi MOPA, Nagaratnamma R. Prevalence of Impaired Glucose Tolerance and Diabetes Mellitus in Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. J Med Sci 2017;3(4):116-118.

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