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Sun Oct 28 08:23:04 UTC 2012

I am 20 years old. i have an A1C of 9.. and i am growing hair on my face n having acne all of a sudden. I have a high testosterone level.
Asked By: aroosachapal  

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I take humalog mix 25 at meals n lantus at bedtime. I have been monitoring my blood sugars.. They fluctuate. I am 20 years old so I assume BS fluctuates depending on age aswell.. I try to eat as less sweet and carbs as i can. I have been growing facial hair and acne on my face and my period stays just for a day. I run alot and I even have some muscle mass on my calves. Is there a possibility that I can overcome this because I can not find the reason why my testosterone is high..?? could it be taking more insulin than my body requires or the exercise or my sugar levels..?? Is fluctuating sugar level causing high testosterone or high testosterone causing fluctuating blood sugars..?? how can i immediately get rid of growing this hair and acne..??
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2012-11-06 20:43:49.0

Have you been checked for PCOS(polycystic ovarian syndrome)? It is commonly associated with diabetes. There is another hormone imbalance in play here(testosterone), and the cause needs to be identified with some further testing perhaps. Once a cause is determined you can take medications that will help control those high androgen levels. The human body constantly tries to stay in balance, but despite its' best efforts often steers off course. Hang in there and your health care team will help you find answers. Testosterone levels can also wreak havoc on blood sugars.
Answered By: susan sloane
Accreditations: B.S.,Rph.,C.D.E.,Nutritionist
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