PCOS diagnosis common in teenagers with type 2 diabetes: review

Results highlight the importance of screening for the condition with youth-onset T2DM

One in five teenage girls with type 2 diabetes have polycystic ovary syndrome — a rate far higher than that in the general adolescent population — according to a meta-analysis.

The Canadian-led authors say their findings support current guidelines to screen for the hormonal condition when youth-onset type 2 diabetes is diagnosed.

Writing in JAMA Network Open, researchers conducted a systematic review and analysed data from six cohort studies including 470 girls with diabetes to determine the prevalence of