From Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada:
I have a nephew who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 9 months old. He is now 3 1/2 years and the last few days clumps of hair have been falling out. Is this hair loss a result of his diabetes?
If his diabetes control has been particularly difficult, it is possible that this can cause hair loss. However, there are other causes and it would be helpful to discuss this with the boy's diabetes team or endocrinologist.
Original posting 16 Jan 2000
Posted to Complications
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:08
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2016. Comments and Feedback.