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Can type 1 diabetes cause headaches and migraines?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Unger
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

Diabetes does not cause migraines but hypoglycemia-low glucose, can cause a headache!

In brief: No

Diabetes does not cause migraines but hypoglycemia-low glucose, can cause a headache!
Dr. Jeffrey Unger
Dr. Jeffrey Unger
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Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

High sugars in blood mean that the body is unable to use glucose.
So, body and brain are starving for glucose. The body in response attempts to use glucose via other methods. Byproduct such as ketones build up. These can lead to a diabetic coma. Some people get headaches or nausea or sleepy or blurry vision or almost any symptom.

In brief: Yes

High sugars in blood mean that the body is unable to use glucose.
So, body and brain are starving for glucose. The body in response attempts to use glucose via other methods. Byproduct such as ketones build up. These can lead to a diabetic coma. Some people get headaches or nausea or sleepy or blurry vision or almost any symptom.
Dr. Damien Luviano
Dr. Damien Luviano
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Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Pain Management

In brief: Probably not

Type 1 diabetes typically does not cause migraines or headaches.

In brief: Probably not

Type 1 diabetes typically does not cause migraines or headaches.
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
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