What are Diabetic Headaches?
“Low blood sugar headache is associated with blood vessels in the brain. The brain needs a readily available supply of glucose to function well. If there isn’t a sufficient supply, it can result in a headache”, informs Dr Vijay Viswanathan of M.V diabetes Hospital.
He adds, stress hormones are also released, which can constrict blood vessels causing headache. Some people with diabetes have headaches due to frequent low levels of blood glucose followed by high levels. This is due to the release of hormones that increase blood glucose as a regulatory measure.
Dr Vijay shares ways to prevent a headache:
- No sudden fluctuations in blood glucose levels
- Drink enough water
- Avoid foods like caffeine, which can cause headaches
- Avoid stress
- Exercise is a great stress buster
FOR MORE: Diabetes
*Images courtesy: © Thinkstock photos/ Getty Image