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Hair Thining?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by MissPooh, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. RAPS_od

    RAPS_od Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm a T1 for 47 years and was having problems with my nails - they kept splitting and breaking. I've always had thin hair (even before I got diabetes at age 12). I started taking Biotin, which almost completely cured the problem with my nails and caused a lot of new hair growth on my head. I don't know if it would work for you, but it might be worth checking with your GP. Here in the states, you can get Biotin over the counter.
     
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  2. bkr

    bkr Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I hope you're all getting on the winning side of the battle now, sorry to hear about the troubles some of you have had & are having.

    When I was diagnosed my hair was thinner on top, I guess with my age (nearly 40) it would be a little but it did seem to be increasing a little too fast.

    The more I have read on here, and also more importantly addressing my lifestyle, diet & HBA1C it seems to be on the mend - as well as using the Caffeine shampoo that they sell online & have recently started advertising on tv. I do use a small amount of regaine too, Im unsure if thats a placebo or not but I feel my hair is richer/thicker than it was which is a big relief. I feel much more 'me' again since focusing more on my well-being & getting into a normal range with a thumbs up from the docs.
     
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    Scouser58 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello Mike D, thank you for your kind thoughts, i will have to get some help, as the thinness is no good in this cold weather!!!, ttfn Karen.
     
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    Scouser58 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, RAPS_od, yes we can get Biotin over the counter, and I have taken it in the past, maybe a more sustained plan is what's needed,,,,Karen.
     
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    Scouser58 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello bkr,,, I will have to take a more concerted attitude to try my best,,, I don't think I could wear a hat or scarf all the time,,,, that regaine stuff is very expensive,,and there are more ads for the men's one,,and more offers,,,and the caffeine shampoo is just taking space on the shelf,,,,but the price is dear,,and I will have to get a bank loan,,, so maybe a late letter to santa might bring me some for crimble,,,well I can live in hope,,,,,ttfn from Karen.
     
  6. Mike d

    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    I can understand why @Scouser58 . Keep well and hope there's a turnaround for you :)
     
  7. Echob

    Echob Type 2 · Member

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    I have been losing my hair for months. Gp did thyroid test first that was ok (im 52) she then did hba1c which came back high but she put hair loss down to menopause. Tge hair I have now is like baby hair wispy and fly away it is also curly when it has always been dead straight any help anyone can offer at my wits end
     
  8. Scouser58

    Scouser58 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello to all fellow hair loss victims,,,,my hair is still very thin on top,,,although I did try a new product from Holland & Barrett it was called HairBurst which came in a 3 month pack,,,so I did as the directions advised,,,,finished the course and I am not that sure if it has made any difference,,,,the bit at the front seems a little bit longer,,,will keep on with the Biotin and the other things that I take,,,,maybe it will help,,,,I will have to wait and see,,,,,ttfn from Karen.
     
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    i just got diagnosed with T1D and what got me to actually go and test my blood is that i noticed my hair is thining and my skin is a bit dry and irritated , i think for me the hair got thin and fragile because of the massive sudden wight loss
     
  10. Scouser58

    Scouser58 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello noraabdull,,,,I too have very dry skin,,,,and need the creams to help the dryness be smoother,,,,,to lose a lot of weight is a big change to your life,,,so take it steady and keep your T1 in good balance,,,,ttfn from Karen.
     
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