• Jay Jay
    March 06, 2011
    Can diabetes cause headaches?
    Jay Jay
    March 06, 2011

    I don't understand my diabetic headaches--I used to have them before taking medication and I still have them while on medication. Does this mean it's another kind of headache entirely?



  • Ann Bartlett
    Health Guide
    March 11, 2011
    Ann Bartlett
    Health Guide
    March 11, 2011

    Jay there are many reasons you could have headaches.  If your blood sugar is consistently high, if the medication is not pulling the blood sugar down, if you have ketones in your blood, or it could be unrelated to diabetes.  


    Headaches are pernicious and debilitating! If your blood sugar is under control and you are still having them, then you should see your doctor for the headache.  If your blood sugar is not in control then you need to see about changing your medication regimen to try to get those numbers into the normal range!


    Also you might want to have a check for anemia, this can often be associated with diabetes:






You should know Answers to your question are meant to provide general health information but should not replace medical advice you receive from a doctor. No answers should be viewed as a diagnosis or recommended treatment for a condition. Content posted by community members does not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media, which also reserves the right to remove material deemed inappropriate.