I was wondering if hot flashes and sweating is anyway related to diabetes. My best friend has been diagnosed for about 2 years and has randomly been experiencing extreme hot flashes and severe sweating. Is this anyway related to diabetes or insulin?
I get like that sometimes when I'm really low,like in the 50's.
Sweating is a pretty common symptom of low blood sugar. Never heard of hot flashes, though sometimes people have different symptoms with a low.
It's possible, but extremely rare, to have an allergy to insulin, but the symptoms of that are a rash shortly after injecting the insulin.
Your friend may need to have thyroid levels checked since thyroid troubles can be common for diabetics.
When I have been on the Adkins diet I felt like I was burning up all the time. That was how I knew I had used up all my carbs. Your friend should check for ketones.
While I agree sweating is often a sign of low blood sugars, the heat, the oh wow, do I have a fever feeling is usually higher blood sugars for me! So when in doubt, test!