Blood Sugar in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)


PCOS is an important health problem that we do not understand very well. Doing more research will help us diagnose and manage PCOS better.

Would you like to know how PCOS affects blood glucose levels? We are conducting a study to better understand the relationship between PCOS and blood glucose patterns.

Participants will wear a continuous glucose monitor (Freestyle Libre 2®) for 42 days to capture blood glucose patterns over time. A continuous glucose monitor is a small sensor inserted just under their skin. The sensor reads blood sugar every 15 minutes and sends the information to an app on a smartphone.


Currently recruiting participants: Yes

Eligible gender: Male, Female, Transgender, Other

Eligible ages: 18 to 45

Inclusion criteria:

You are eligible for this study if:
1) You are biologically female
2) You are 18 to 45 years old
3) You have a diagnosis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
4) You can attend in-person visits at the University of Calgary

Exclusion criteria:

You are not eligible for this study if:
1) You have diabetes
2) You are pregnant
3) You have a medical condition or are taking medication that might impact blood glucose or hormone levels; as determined by the research team.


Fill out the following form if you want to participate in this research

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Additional information

Contact information

Please contact the study team at:

Principal investigator:

Jamie Benham

Clinical trial: