Have I mentioned that patients with migraines are at increased risk for all kinds of bad things because the headache is merely a reflection of something going very wrong with their physiology? I wasn’t sure if I had…
This particular study finds a strong association between migraines and prediabetes. Given how very dangerous prediabetes is for us (arguably more dangerous to our health than cigarette smoking), it does not surprise me that there is an association.
The good news for those with migraines? Regardless of whether the prediabetes is contributing to the headaches or the physiological disturbances leading to the migraines also increase the risk of diabetes, it really doesn’t matter. Improving the way your brain functions will impact both scenarios. Kind of simple, huh?
Every migraine sufferer should be leading a lifestyle that is anti-diabetic. This is of critical importance for chronic migraine relief and not usually a discussion that neurologists typically have with their headache patients. You can not rely on medications to be the answer–lifestyle is the key to long term relief.