Association of polycystic ovary syndrome with insulin resistance and glucose transporter GLUT 4.
Objectives: The study was designed to find out the association of PCOS with insulin resistance and GLUT4. Study Design: Cross Sectional study. Setting: Outdoor Department of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Lahore. Period: March 2016 to December 2016. Material & Methods: 37 PCOS women visited Outdoor Department of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Lahore. Their age range was 25- 36 years. 20 ages matched medical staff of the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore with no history of any disease were selected as control. Rotterdam’s criteria were used to confirm PCOS. Levels of circulating insulin, GLUT 4 and fasting glucose were estimated. Results: Mean age of PCOS patients and of controls was 30.55 and 29.00 years respectively. Values of BMI were insignificantly raised in PCOS in comparison to controls. Levels of circulating GLUT-4, fasting glucose, insulin and resistance of insulin were increased significantly in women with PCOS in comparison to the controls. Decreased ratio of glucose to insulin was seen in PCOS women in comparison to their controls. Conclusion: A good association of PCOS was observed with insulin mediated release of glucose transporter GLUT 4 and insulin resistance.