Hair loss

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2012-05-05 12:31:43 -0500
Started 2012-04-29 00:46:16 -0500

Lately, I've been seeing more shedding and breakage of my hair is this apart of being diabetic? Or is this cause by something else? I'm testing and my numbers are normal.

11 replies

dietcherry 2012-04-30 15:55:33 -0500 Report

One thing that is often overlooked in discussions about hair loss is iron!! If your iron levels arent at optimum your hair, and nails, will suffer!

Caroltoo 2012-04-30 15:35:59 -0500 Report

Hair loss can be caused by a vitamin (several of the B complex vitamins) or protein deficiency as well as the result of high blood glucose, gall bladder issues, or hypothyroidism.

Underlying many diabetics health issues is an undiagnosed case of gluten intolerance. This causes you to not fully absorb the vitamins and protein that you do eat, so causes some vitamin deficiency disorders in people whose vitamin and protein intact otherwise appears adequate. Take wheat, barley, and rye out of your diet for 2-3 months and see if you notice you feel better and are growing new hair.

Also, hot oil tretments with organic coconut, tea tree, E, and sesame oil could be very beneficial. Do mix your own, if you try this, so you know you have real oil and not fillers.

diabetesfree 2012-04-30 10:51:26 -0500 Report

Hair loss is something that is often inherited. You might want to check your family history to see if baldness is something common in your family. If not, then I would start to look for alternate explanations.

Set apart
Set apart 2012-04-30 06:23:29 -0500 Report

I am T1, but I take biotin 5000 mg per day. This seems to help me. I also am on a high protein diet along with lots of veggies. My nails are weak though, so not sure why the biotin doesn't help with that! Good luck!

Young1s 2012-04-29 15:53:36 -0500 Report

There are a number of reasons for experiencing hair loss as a diabetic. High blood sugars, leading to poor circulation and/or compromised immune system. Dealing with a lot of stress or bouts of depression will sometimes lead to hair loss. Certain medications you may be taking. As well as, improper nutrition. So even though you've got your levels under control, it could be one or a combination of these other factors that are causing this.

mama dunf
mama dunf 2012-04-29 12:37:41 -0500 Report

All I know is that when I had gastric bypass surgery, they said that lack of protein in you diet can cause hair loss. You might check this out. Hope it helps.

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