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Do diabetics get more migraines?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Not usually: Nothing in the literature indicates this group more suceptible.
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
They can: Migraine is a reaction to a stressor state. For a patient prone to blood sugar problems, either too high or too low blood sugar can trigger a migraine reaction. However, migraine is so common that they may get migraines even when their sugars are fine. Some can predict their sugar level by the appearance of early migraine warning.

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A 38-year-old female asked:

Why do I get migraines?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Heredity: About 30 million americans have migraine, which is an inherited disorder, in part at least, of a neurotransmitter susceptibility disorder. Your glutamate brain receptors respond in an exaggerated fashion to either internal or external bodily triggers, such as nitrites, or bright sunshine. The process eventuates in the migraine headache. There are plenty of preventative approaches available.

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Last updated Jan 1, 2015

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