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Re: [IPk] Can diabetes cause body hair loss?

hi Marc

It has been mentioned before that insulin can sometimes cause the opposite - 
an increase in the hair growth hormone causing hirsutism in women - (backed 
up by the wonderful wikipedia) - indeed in Alice, her hair (on head) grows 
at a fantasically fast rate and she is booked into the hairdressers every 5 
weeks for a full cut (not trim)!!

I know this doesn't help your enquiry, but thought it might be interesting 
to share anyway :)

Mum to Alice 5, dx 02/05, pumping Cozmo 12/07

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marc J Taylor" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 9:30 PM
Subject: [IPk] Can diabetes cause body hair loss?
> Hello,
> This may or may not be diabetes related, but can long standing diabetes
> cause hair loss on the body (not the head)?  Thyroid, liver, kidney
> function, blood counts & lipids all normal (last month). Last adrenal /
> coeliac check normal (Dec 2006).  Blood sugar just great (that'll be the
> pump :D).  My skin is better than normal, and weight is stable.  Appetite,
> mood and energy are at their usual levels after recent dip following
> gastroenteritis.  I am puzzled and wondered if anyone had any ideas what I
> should ask my GP to check/ rule out.
> Thanks,
> Marc
> .
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