From Hawthorne, New York, USA:
My 10-year old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes seven months ago. Since that time she has frequently complained of headaches (this did not happen in the past). Is there a connection?
Headaches can be a sign of hypoglycemia. This is often the case with the long-acting insulin. You don't get the quick drop and the release of the stress hormones that cause the "shakes" and other symptoms. You need to be sure these are not related to a recent hypo.
Ten is also a common age to start migraines. Is there a family history?
Lastly, new diabetes is a stress all by itself. You might want to check with the mental health person who works with your team.
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:00
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