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Tue Apr 30 14:37:56 EDT 2013

I had diabetes rash on and off for 45 years. After finding out the cause a few years back, being T2. Lately, I have found my hair has stopped growing where the rash was and the pores have clogged. Is there anything that can help repair the damage?
Asked By: west  
Category: Type 2
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2014-05-21 12:52:16.0

Hello,

Thanks for asking dLife.

Each type of hair loss has different causes, although the causes of some types are poorly understood. Diabetes and loss of hair does not appear to have a direct association. However, hair loss are related to thyroid hormone levels, as well as poor nutrition.

Talk with your doctor about your concerns. If you do not have an individualized meal and exercise plan, a registered dietitian can help you establish one.

There are many factors that can result in hair loss. It is important to identify the contributing factors in order to determine the appropriate treatment.

It is always a good idea to periodically review your diabetes treatment plan. What more can be done to improve your blood glucose control?

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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