Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA:

My 40 year old sister has had type 1 diabetes for about 15 years. Recently, she has developed severe migraine-like headaches, and her MRI showed several black spots. The technician assured her they were not tumors. Is this related to diabetes, and what further complications should we expect in the future?


I am afraid I do not have expertise in this area. My suggestion would be to talk to the ordering physician or to the radiologist for a more specific differential diagnosis (list of causes) for the findings.


[Editor's comment: Headaches are not usually associated with diabetes, except occasionally as part of hypoglycemia. WWQ]

Original posting 25 Feb 2001
Posted to Other Illnesses


  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Return to the Top of This Page

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:18
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.