Can Diabetes Cause Night Sweats?

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8 Causes Of Night Sweats

Doctors often hear their patients complain of night sweats. Night sweats refer to excess sweating during the night. But if your bedroom is unusually hot or you are wearing too many bedclothes, you may sweat during sleep, and this is normal. True night sweats are severe hot flashes occurring at night that can drench your clothes and sheets and that are not related to an overheated environment. It is important to note that flushing (a warmth and redness of the face or body) may be hard to distinguish from true night sweats. There are many different causes of night sweats. To find the cause, a doctor must get a detailed medical history and order tests to decide if another medical condition is responsible for the night sweats. Some of the known conditions that can cause night sweats are: Menopause. The hot flashes that accompany menopause can occur at night and cause sweating. This is a very common cause of night sweats in women. Idiopathic hyperhidrosis. Idiopathic hyperhidrosis is a condition in which the body chronically produces too much sweat without any identifiable medical cause. Infections. Tuberculosis is the infection most commonly associated with night sweats. But bacterial Continue reading >>

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  1. megga

    Had these about a year ago, and started getting them again. Thing is its around 3 times a night but not every night. Blood readings at the time was 9.
    I have good hypo awareness at night and wake when i'm in one.
    Any ideas, i did think about the menopause, but as a male, think i have that covered.

  2. Michael7

    Thanks for this question Megga, it is a subject that I must admit is embarrasing me as it is every night. I will be following the answers from others with a great deal of interest!

  3. KookyCat

    I get night sweats when I go hypo, but then it took me ages to work out what was going in because all my medics told me I must be going high over night and that's what was causing the sweats. I noticed that I was quite wired when I woke up with the sweats and my blood sugar looked quite normal in he high five range so started monitoring the time it was happening and then set an alarm an hour before the golden time and sure enough I caught the hypo I was always in the low three high two range when I tested. I don't wake when hypo and my liver seems quite conservative in pushing out glucose, but everyone reacts differently. I altered the time and dose of my basal and it rarely happens now but does occassionally if my rapid is at fault. I had to fight my corner quite a bit with that one because the general wisdom is that you're going hypo over night you will wake up high, my body refuses to follow those rules though

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