PCOS And Metformin

I have Type One Diabetes and I have recently been diagnosed with PCOS. I have an appointment in a few weeks with my gyno to figure out what comes next, but I have been doing some research in the meantime and had a few questions for anyone who has been in a similar situation...

I have read that Metformin can be taken to help with weight loss (and thus decreasing the PCOS symptoms.) How does this work when you have type one?

Thanks in advance! I'm a bit clueless with this situation and would love to hear how your story played out!

You raise some good questions, I wish I had some experience to help, but I don't. Let us know what you discover. You all have had me exploring Met as a solution to the liver dumps, but I kinda decided that it wasn't the best solution, for me, to disable some of the functionality of another organ, in order to improve BG control. I don't know if inhibiting liver function is really gonna be a great fix for an already disabled pancreas, although it might. IDK. My jury is still out on this....

I have done some research on PCOS because I suspect I might have it. I was going to ask my doctor about testing for it as well as going on Metformin to help control it and insulin resistance.

This is just my opinion and understanding here so please don't take what I am about to say to heart...but maybe it might help. If you are insulin resistant (which I believe can be related to PCOS) then being type 1 and on Metformin is a good thing because it will help with weight loss, PCOS control, and make it easier to regulate BG.

I plan to talk to my doctor about all of this and get more info and hopefully some help and answers with my issues.

Good luck to you!

I have been on Metformin for about a month now (against my endo's wishes.) I have seen a significant decrease in insulin use. (Insulin to carb ratios have gone from 1:8 to 1:14.) I have also lost 10 pounds. My OB/GYN started me on the extended release version 500mg once a day and I haven't had any side effects. I don't have an endo appointment for a few more weeks, but I am curious what my A1C will be now. I normally check 8-10 times a day and wear a CGM for better control, but had been unable to get an A1C under 7.0 for awhile. I can notice a difference already, I hope my A1C shows that!

Your response to metformin is great to hear!
Unfortunately type 1 and insulin resistance / PCOS are not mutually exclusive.
Sounds like your endo may also learn something from your experience.