By kellygregory39 Latest Reply 2011-10-04 10:59:13 -0500
Started 2011-10-02 15:22:15 -0500

Does ANY1 knw if type 2 diabetes can make ur hair fall out????

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tabby9146 2011-10-04 10:59:13 -0500 Report

my hair dresser says it can, but I do not know for sure. maybe someone on here does. My hair is not thinning, and there are no bald spots, however, the last few years, off and on, I see more in my brush, I can take my fingers and rn them through my hair, and I see a lot more of it. She told me it can be caused by stress too.

Type1Lou 2011-10-03 18:44:34 -0500 Report

I seem to recall some recent discussions about Splenda possibly being the "root-cause" (couldn't resist the pun…sorry) of some hair loss. Also, thyroid imbalance may contribute to it. And thyroid problems and diabetes do seem to go hand-in-hand.

pooplopper 2011-10-03 18:47:16 -0500 Report

it wouldn't surprise me, it contains 1 molecule of sugar and 2 molecules of chlorine. doesn't sound like a good combo to me!

jayabee52 2011-10-02 20:16:53 -0500 Report

Howdy Kelly, WELCOME to DC!

Dragon covered the part about the possibility of Diabetes doing it, but it may NOT be diabetes either. I Googled hair loss in women and here seems a good summary from Web MD: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatm...

And hair loss has been much discussed here on DC. Here's a list of discussions which have hair loss in the title or in the original post: http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions?qu...

But you know (as a guy — with male pattern baldness) I say about hair loss? "God made only so many perfect heads, —————- the rest He covered with hair!" LoL!

kellygregory39 2011-10-03 04:16:34 -0500 Report

thanks jaybee I ws hope n no1 would say it could b something else thts all I need right nw…thanks 4 the web sites I'm go n 2 look n2 tht right away. Love the say n lol

DragonDreams 2011-10-02 16:46:03 -0500 Report

It can, but everybody has different reactions. Go here (http://www.diabetesandhairloss.com/) for a brief explanation. A good site to do some exploring on: http://www.isletsofhope.com/diabetes/problems... I hope things get better for you. Try not to get stressed out, because that makes the hair loss worse.

kellygregory39 2011-10-02 18:06:01 -0500 Report

Thanks idk they hd such a web site I'm gnna look n2 tht asap yes I'm very stressed out these days bt nothing more then usual

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