Posted 18 March 2010 - 11:30 AM
Posted 18 March 2010 - 11:33 AM
There are quite a few things that can contribute to hair loss: medications, thyroid problems, low iron levels, crash dieting, anesthesia, aging and heredity. We've had some posters say that since starting metformin they have had hair loss.
There are medications to help with this, but you'd want to r/o any underlying medical problems first.
It seems many diabetics have problems with thinning hair.
T2, diagnosed 8/31/06.
Meds: Metformin-ER 500 mg twice daily, HCTZ 12.5 mg every other day for BP Enalapril 20 mg 1 daily (ace-inhibitor)
Diet: I eat to my meter, generally eating 75-100 carbs/day with the occasional splurge.
Posted 18 March 2010 - 11:42 AM
[B]Jan A1c 6.3/B]
Jul 09 ... C-pep 1.3, GAD-65 > 30
Mar 10 C-pep 2.8 (20 g carb); GAD 3.2
dx 02/09 in DKA
Levemir 12U per day; novolog PRN TDD ca 16U
MetforminXR 1000 mg BID
Ramipril 5 mg
T4 112 mcg
Vitamin D3, 4000 IU
Eating 20 - 45 g carb per day ovo-lacto-vegetarian
Walking 30 min 6x week
Posted 18 March 2010 - 01:33 PM
Anyway, it seems to be better, but huge amounts of stress can do it to you.
No GAD - DKA prone T2
11/09: a1c 6.8
6/10: a1c 5.8
10/10: a1c 5.7, c-pep 4.3
(hooray for less insulin!)
Moderate carbs (generally less than 110 a day)
Cardio 3-4x a week
Personal trainer another 2x a week - wheee.. let's lift some weights! (well, I try)
Posted 01 April 2010 - 11:09 PM
Posted 09 April 2010 - 02:56 AM
When i was diagnosed it was the first time my body had been under any real stress.
Since then, i've found that whenever im feeling stressed, mentally and physically, i notice that my hair is falling out.
So if there's anything that you're going through at the moment, changes in routine or BG's settling down, anything that could cause extra stress on your body, even if you don't actively "feel" stressed... this could be the reason.
Im going through it right now... Im having problems with my eyes, double vision which is making me very tired by lunch times, difficult to concentrate for the rest of the day after that.
For me, i've prooved my own theory to myself because at a diabetes review yesterday my blood pressure is UP. 120/88. which is high for me, it's normally 116/75! She said she'd put it down to stress as well.
Something for you to consider!
Hope it helps.
Type 1 Since 24.07.2006
Pumping NovoRapid with Animas 2020 • MDI- Levemir & NovoRapid • MDI - Lantus & NovoRapid • Mixtard 30
Ya gots to work with what ya gots to work with!
Posted 05 May 2010 - 10:17 PM
Posted 06 May 2010 - 11:40 AM
'Let thy food be thy medicine, and thy medicine be thy food.'
-Hippocrates, Father of Medicine, 400 BC
Posted 06 May 2010 - 11:44 AM
I know how you feel, though. Very disheartening, especially if you've never had the problem before. Be patient. It could very well reverse itself when you stabilize.
diagnosed in 2/2010, Type 2 then 1.5
05/26/12 6.9 !!
11/01/11 5.8 :smile:
10/2010 - 7.2
6/10/2010 - 5.8
5/04/10 - 6.5
3/24/2010 - 7.4
2/2010 - 8.5
11/01/2011 - 177
07/12/2011 - 110
02/03/2011 - 104
10/2010 - 235
6/10/2010 - 145
3/24/2010 - 130
2/2010 - 250
Levemir: start 6/12/12. Levemir/Humalog basal/bolus regimen. 2000 mg Metformin ER daily
Posted 19 May 2010 - 09:35 AM
Lantus 10cc 1x per day
Metformin 1000 mg. 2x per day
Glipizide 10 mg. 2x per day
Lisinopril 10 mg. 1x per day
Levothyroxin 112 mcg per day
Low dose aspirin
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