advertisement

  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Hair Loss

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kpiekkola, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. kpiekkola

    kpiekkola New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2006
    Messages:
    2
    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?

    Thanks,
    Kym
     
  2. Jeff

    Jeff Founder, CWD

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 1995
    Messages:
    1,522
  3. isaiah268m

    isaiah268m Approved members

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2006
    Messages:
    68
    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.
     
  4. Jeff

    Jeff Founder, CWD

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 1995
    Messages:
    1,522
    I have heard of others who have had hair loss prior to diagnosis, but none that has ever been permanent.
     
  5. newatthis

    newatthis Approved members

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2006
    Messages:
    107
    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.
     
  6. JenJen

    JenJen New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2013
    Messages:
    2
    My 5 year old was diagnosed 10 weeks ago and I started to notice some hairs around his shoulderstwo days ago but today, I found significant hair loss after brushing his hair. I called his specialist today and I am waiting to hear back from him. I will let you know what he says. I'm so worried :(
     
  7. obtainedmist

    obtainedmist Approved members

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2010
    Messages:
    1,537
    Our daughter lost lots of hair after diagnosis! It was explained to us as a result of the stress on her body due to the high blood sugars. It stopped and her hair grew back, but it was upsetting! :( Also, she had swollen legs and ankles for a week after dx...this was due to the beginning of insulin therapy after being high for so long
     
  8. mmgirls

    mmgirls Approved members

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2008
    Messages:
    6,026
    My dd was DX at a very younge age, I was surprise by her hair growth after DX(13 months)' you've it some time.

    Being DX is a lot on the body, and it might take some time to recover.
     
  9. T-bird

    T-bird Approved members

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2012
    Messages:
    97
    I lost tons of hair before and after diagnosis. It went on for a little more than two months after dx. It was awful. I also had swollen limbs after dx but the doctors were totally perplexed by both things. :rolleyes:
     
  10. obtainedmist

    obtainedmist Approved members

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2010
    Messages:
    1,537
    I know! The fellows at the hospital thought she had a type of congestive heart failure! :eek::eek: Common sense prevailed, though, and after searching on the internet I found information about insulin induced edema!! Sheesh! :rolleyes:
     
  11. LucyAmber

    LucyAmber Approved members

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2012
    Messages:
    116
    for me, hair loss was one of my symptoms prior to being dx'ed with hypothyroid.
     

Share This Page

advertisement