01-01-2010 10:23 AM
All brittle means, is that one has great fluctuations, which is pretty much hallmark for Type 1's. Some more so than others.- me
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07-11-2010 07:19 AM
09-13-2012 11:30 AM
I am really new to this Diabetes thing. I have Type 2 and am still working on getting my blood sugars down. I also am experiencing hair loss, and it's really freaking me out. When does it stop? Is this even normal? Am I going to loose most of my hair? I don't know what to do, and it's really scary when you don't know anything about being Diabetic. Anyone have any advice.
09-14-2012 02:46 PM
Hang in there...Are you losing weight? Are you taking a muti-vitamin?
After I was diagnosed, I lost a lot of weight around 75 pounds in a very short time & was freaked out...I got bloodwork done & then saw my doctor...I started taking vitamins & went to health food store & bought supplements that was for HAIR & that helped & I started eating better & my hair stopped falling out & started to grow...You may want to consider taking at least a mutivitamin...It helped me, this happend to me, this is just friendly advice, im not a doc or nurse its just advice....My hair SLOWLY grew back, but it took time..I wore hats a lot & just had to be patient...
09-16-2012 01:39 PM
First I hope you are feeling better after your bike accident, poor thing.
Your question on hairloss, even though I was diagnosed last April of this year with Type 1, right after that diagnosis I noticed significant hairloss, coming out in handfulls! I asked my Endo about it, she said that is due to the high sugar levels I had before being diagnosed with type one. I was at 560 when I went into the hospital in April. She also said that once my sugars got back in control, that my hair would also come back in about 4-6 months. It's been 5 months now and I can tell you with great relief I do see my hair growing back in. I have "sprouts" of it on my part that are at least 2 inches long coming back and of course they stick straight up and weird, but hey I'll take that.
I do drink 1% milk with Vitamin D at every meal (8oz) and that helps too. My cholesterol is extremely good so the little fat in the milk doesn't affect me having it at each meal.
hope this helps you and be well!
09-16-2012 05:31 PM
I had to chuckle when I read about your hair sticking up and weird. When my hair was short and growing out, it also stuck out in all directions, it looked awful. It is finally almost shoulder length, and looks much better, at least I can put it in a ponytail when I'm having a bad hair day now. My hair is fine but since going gray it is coarser so not as fine. My hair is very sparse where the bangs are and my thyroid is off, anyone else have that problem?
09-16-2012 07:58 PM
Hi Sis; it was confusing as to who sent this message from what I received so hope I have the person who asked about hair loss.
My hair began thinning and I thought it was due to age. However, I checked my Lab reports and asked if my Thyroid medication could be raised. It was by my Endo at the time and since than, although more thin that when I was much younger, it it holding it own as to thickness now.
I also watch what type of shampoo I use (without too many ingredients); and one that offers providing more fullness to dry hair.
I also do not use a hair dryer; suggested by my Endo years ago. I have naturally curly hair but if one does not, the sun dries my hair quickly in summer. During the winter I sit by a window to dry my hair - it works!
09-16-2012 08:12 PM
Yes, the "sprouts" of 2 inch hairs are funny. And now I realize this message about hairloss wasn't from Trisha, guess I'd better read better. I don't have an issue with my thyroid but I do know that can cause thinning of the hair too.
09-16-2012 08:37 PM
I also air dry my hair; I have a hair dryer, but prefer to air dry it. I have been searching for DIY solutions for hair, and read to use baking soda in water to wash hair, and apple cider vinegar in water for a rinse (1-2 tsp in 8 oz water for each). The rinse says to pour it on the hair and leave it on, not rinse out with water. I have been using it and like the results.
It appears that this topic was resurrected from 2009 or 2010, not sure why or by whom, maybe Trisha knows?
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