I used to be a hair dresser many eons ago so this is why I was questioning this. In my experience, I doubt that just having diabetes will cause the hair loss. I believe diet and stress (and genetics if you it runs in your family). It can be hard to prove because if you loss your hair related to diet changes or stress - it doesn’t catch up with you for many months so it is hard to always see the corelation.
Mine has gotten a bit thinner since changing my diet six months ago and because of the stress. I was dismayed when some of the areas are starting to get thinner (I usually just cut my hair when that happens) but I was actually sort of expecting it a bit because of all the stress and changes I went through six months ago. Now, that things are settled I am thinking it will thicken back up again. (I have some tricks up my sleeve too!)
bsc, yes, since I have a background in hair. I have actually read about this many times. When I did hair, people used to ask me about this. Esp. woman who went on crash diets since it takes several months for the nutrition deficient to show up they didn’t realize this is what caused it.
When I did a search on diabetes and hair loss, I got some goofy articles like this one below that suggested that hair loss was a symptom of diabetes and the articles just seemed totally off to me and full of false facts, doesn’t even seem like a real article!
Diabetes is a hormone disease? What?
Yeah, there are hormones involved in screwing up your blood sugar but not causing it…at least, not that I have heard of so far.
I often had wondered after I was diagnosed whether or not high sugar levels could cause hair loss but honestly I can’t see it. Unless high levels of sugar in the blood kills any nutritional supplements in the blood need to grow hair. Bad circulation yes, can be responsible esp. in areas of the scalp that are tense which cut off circulation to the follicules but I am not believeing that high sugar levels will kill off the hair follicules.