Does Diabetes cause Hair Loss? What can I do about it?

I'm type 2 and I've been having a low carb diet for the last 3 years, since I was diagnosed with diabetes. In the meantime I've been experiencing increased hair loss. Is there any connection between these two? Is it because of my medication? My doctor says it's not, but I don't know what to believe anymore.


F, 57, Vermont


  I am not aware of diabetes leading to hair loss. I recommend following up with your endocrinologist or PCP to further discuss your concerns and may be worth trying to adjust your medication. Good Luck. 

I am not aware of diabetes causing hair loss.  The stress of the diabetes definitely can, though.  I suggest you see a dermatologist who has experience with hair loss, as there may be other causes that you are not considering.