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07-12-2006, 05:51 PM
I have an 11 year old son. For about three weeks he's been irritable, easily emotional, complaining of not feeling well, complaining of headaches and he is losing a large amount of hair.
I've looked at several possabilities, not fungal. He had lab tests done this morning, fasting sugar.
Has anyone else had this symptom with diabetes?
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07-13-2006, 05:15 AM
Jeff's got all the good info, but I just wanted to add that our Laura had massive amounts of hair loss prior to any other symptoms.
I have heard of others who have had hair loss prior to diagnosis, but none that has ever been permanent.
07-13-2006, 10:07 PM
Funny you say that....when my daughter went to the Childrens Hospital and was in the ER I noticed when she got off the rolling bed, there was tons of hair left behind. I have also noticed large balls of it in the bottom of our pool. I assumed it was mine but am beginning to think it was hers! I don't know if it has any correlation to the diabetes or not, but interesting to say the least.