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1091845 tn?1263165600
Massive hair loss
I have just been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and in the six months up to now I have lost so much hair that I don't even want to go outside sometimes.  My Doctor said it may grow back now I am on insulin and looking after myself, but I don't see any sign of it coming back yet.  Has anyone else experienced this and what supplements can I take to help.  
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1096512 tn?1384893378
what else medicines have u been using for diabetes?
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I've had Juvenile Diabetes for over 20 years. It's not easy to understand. For years I thought I knew all there was to know about diabetes. Now that I'm getting older, it seems that the "rules" are changing. I have been fighting thyroid over the years but never for very long. The doctors would start me on meds. and within a few months they would take me off. My son is 2 1/2 and I've been having more trouble than ever. Half my hair is GONE. My thyroid issues are confusing even the doctors. Medicine is not helping. My hair is not coming back. They say it could all be related but they don't know why. Worse than that, no one has told me what I can do to stop the hair loss. That's why I'm searching for answers here. The only thing I've found is that Iodine will help with "hormone" issues that are caused by diabetes, thyroid and stress. I was not eating ANY salt and all the things that lower iodine in your body I was doing!! Peanut butter, fluoride and many more.... Diabetes, thyroid, and STRESS can all affect your hair. If you find an answer please share it with me. I'm going to keep looking.  Good Luck!!!
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1096512 tn?1384893378
though i dont know what kind of drugs u r using u may use drugs like minoxidil which has a side-effect of promoting hair growth in hypertensive prescribed patients.docs use prescribe this drug sometimes to treat alopecia.drugs like triamcinolone a steroid may also be used.so if i could know the drugs u hav been using for diabetes n any other diseases u hav been diagnosed i could suggest u some solution.generally antiandrogen therary or steroid therapy may induce hair growth in such patients.so please give me more details.
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1091845 tn?1263165600
Thanks for your reply.  In answer to your question, I use Lantus and Novarapid insulin.  I also use Seroquel and Venlafaxin and Valium.
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1096512 tn?1384893378
as u hav been under diabetic n depression medications so the drugs u ve suggested u hav an important interaction with ur medications n they cannot be used on u.but still there r treatment options for u based on the severity of hair loss n extent.alpoecia is one of the most common complication seen in diabetics.there hav been few case studies on diabetics with hair loss n following a treatment of steroids i suggested,it reports of poor glucose control after the treatment.so its better for u to visit a dermatology specialist who may suggest u appropriate treatment ruling out the exact cause as it needs a bit of observation.as u r old n also been under psychotic medication treatment may change.so let the expert doc rule out whats the exact way to treat u.
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