By melissa1987 Latest Reply 2011-12-27 09:41:12 -0600
Started 2011-12-22 22:12:12 -0600

Hey I was just wondering because I get a lot of headaches ..just wondering could it me from being a diabetic or maybe it's just stress :S

11 replies

Starry20 2011-12-24 10:31:45 -0600 Report

I get headaches all the time, ive got no idea which one it is, but ive gotten alot more headaches lately…

berrykins0 2011-12-24 07:20:47 -0600 Report

people that have eye problems sometimes get headaches have you had your eyes checked sense you were told you have diabetes?

melissa1987 2011-12-24 14:43:29 -0600 Report

No I didn't get my eyes checked yet :S

jayabee52 2011-12-25 05:43:55 -0600 Report

Melissa. Do your pocketbook a favor and wait about 2 weeks after you get your BG levels normalized. When you have high BGs your eyeballs get more pressure in them due to higher glucose readings in the eyeball. The swelling from the pressure throws off your ability to focus correctly. If you do it before your eye pressure normalizes and you buy glasses based on your Rx, and your eyes normalize, you won't be able to use those Rx glasses again.

2011-12-27 09:41:12 -0600 Report

Jay is absolutely right. But glasses aren't that bad!! Take from someone who's been wearing them for (gulp!) 37 years!! Well if it comes down to the fact that you do need glasses, you could swap the glasses for contact lenses. Just a thunk.

valentine lady
valentine lady 2011-12-25 16:03:57 -0600 Report

HI Melissa: Jay is absolutely correct. I had bad headaches and ended up spending $300.00 on glasses last May. Just Friday I got my new glasses, for ony $244.00. Your eyes do change with diabetes. I would almost bet your BG is to high. When you get these headaches take your BG reading. BUT, I also get headaches if my BG drops to low. I have Briddle Diabetes…mine goes either way at the drop of a hat. Check with your Doctor if your still in doubt, but hold off on the glasses until all else has been ruled out. What Jay said is exactly what my eye dr. said. Valentine Lady

Caroltoo 2011-12-23 20:34:35 -0600 Report

Hi, Melissa,
Definitely could be both the diabetes and the stress. Is also a symptom of high blood pressure, but you are to young for that to probably be an issue.

Oh, Nova Scotia, bet you are having cold and wet weather with snow. Is it looking like it will be a beautiful Christmas? New snow is so glisteny and sparkly; I just love to see it. When I lived on the Canadian border, it was lovely, but I have to admit I got really tired of it before it all melted in the spring!

Hope you have a great Christmas and the New Year brings you health and happiness.


red flower lady
red flower lady 2011-12-23 13:58:45 -0600 Report

It can be from the diabetes as too low or too high can cause them. That being said, stress can do the same. If your headache goes away after eating & meds and your levels are within range then you know it is the diabetes. Stress headaches are a different issue, but stress messes with your levels so it is important to try and find a solution to getting it under control:)

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