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Headaches in insulin-dependent diabetic patients.
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PMID:  2613515     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Headaches affecting 117 insulin-dependent diabetic patients were studied. 50 developed 3 varieties of headaches associated with clinical hypoglycaemic episodes: (1) Brief headaches, contemporaneous with cerebral and autonomic symptoms, were relieved within minutes of ingesting carbohydrates (8 patients). (2) Prolonged headaches outlasting hypoglycaemic symptoms by 1-48 (average 4.3) hours, not relieved by food, occurred in 36 patients; 12 of these also had nausea, vomiting or photophobia. (3) Migraine headache. 11 of the 117 patients were migraineurs: in 6 of the 11 their typical migraines (2 classical and 4 common) were induced by hypoglycaemic episodes. 9 of the 50 had 2 types of headaches, easily distinguished by each subject. In the whole series of 117 patients, 9 had never had a headache in their life. The remainder had headaches associated with premenstrual tension, anxiety, alcohol or other causes.
I Martins; J N Blau
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Headache     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0017-8748     ISO Abbreviation:  Headache     Publication Date:  1989 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-03-06     Completed Date:  1990-03-06     Revised Date:  2009-02-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985091R     Medline TA:  Headache     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  660-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / complications*
Headache / etiology*
Middle Aged

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