I have PCOS and have struggled with weight loss for years. I recently had a high fasting glucose reading (126) during my annual physical, with elevated insulin and an A1c of 5.7. I have had insulin resistance for about 6 years and have been taking metformin. Now my endo added Byetta, and I am seeing a nutritionist and have gone back to an exercise program (it’s really easy for me to get discouraged and give up). The nutritionist echoed what a personal trainer told me–that because of the PCOS, I have to work twice as hard as normal people to lose weight. How much does that suck?
But now I’m really worried … does one reading of 126 mean I have irreversible, full-fledged diabetes and I’ve already caused permanent organ damage, as one web site I looked at seemed to suggest, or is there still any hope to bring my body back to normal with regular exercise and balancing of meals? Has anyone had success with this?