By katseyes Latest Reply 2011-05-25 09:22:24 -0500
Started 2011-05-12 13:57:27 -0500

Is it normal to sweat so bad when ur sugar drops?.. When mine drops i feel sick to my stomach along with the shakes' and dizziness' I sweat something awful' does this happen to anyone else?

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big momma 10
big momma 10 2011-05-25 09:22:24 -0500 Report

yes, I go through it as well, and it is a very sicking feeling. but then i will fall asleep no matter what and cant stay woke or wake up until i have ben sleep and thenwake up feeling better. Why is this?

Phylicity 2011-05-15 13:12:31 -0500 Report

I have the sweats but it is from menopause. Hot Flashes are a B****!! LOL My bs never drops. As a matter of fact I haven't had a "normal" bs in a very long time.

Tigereyze209 2011-05-14 20:15:57 -0500 Report

I don't know if it is directly related to my type 2, but I have always been a heavy sweater. And not just during the day, but I often wake up, soaking wet from a heavy sheen of sweat from overnight. Needless to say, I also get very thirsty and probably drink at least a quart and probably closer to half of a gallon of water a day, more when I work outdoors.
Yeah, I also get what I call the sugar shakes when my blood sugar crashes on me. If I forget to eat a snack, or worse, skip a meal, I start to get real sick pretty fast.
But on the plus side, once I top off the fuel tank, I recover pretty fast too.

Steam hammer
Steam hammer 2011-05-13 12:39:20 -0500 Report

Yes you will go through all of this when your sugar gets low, I had the same thing to happen to me when mine droped to 40 and I was in a comma for 24 hrs.

katseyes 2011-05-13 12:48:08 -0500 Report

Yes that's what worries me the most, My mothers dropped to fast last week and she was asleep and almost went in to a coma, thankfully my sister and brother was there to call 911, It scared the heck outta all of us, she wouldn't respond or even open her eyes. I thank god everyday for letting us have her with us 2day.

cavie2 2011-05-13 08:33:50 -0500 Report

I have 3 packs of Dextro energy tablets, one on my beside table, one in the living room and one in my handbag. Doctor said if I get tremors from low BS to take 5 tablets(lozenges) immediately and that will raise my BS to a safe level if my BS reading is below 4 (72 in the US) i get tremors in my knees if it goes lower the tremors creep up to my shoulders and I know I am in big trouble then as my BS is around 2.2 (39.6 US)

cavie2 2011-05-13 08:36:28 -0500 Report

Meant to say I worry a lot that If I go into a diabetic coma when i'm sleeping that's it, but my Doctor said that's not possible as your body will wake you up in time to take something. Does anyone know if that is true?

ston3xc 2011-05-13 19:31:07 -0500 Report

Yes, that is true. If I wake up and I feel a little sweaty and shakey I take a glucose tablet and go back to sleep. Of course, I have been a diabetic for over 30 years, so I know how my body reacts to low bs. If you are new to it, take your reading before you go back to sleep.

GabbyPA 2011-05-13 09:21:45 -0500 Report

Generally our bodies will wake us up, but there are times if it drops and we are not able to be made aware that it can cause us to go into that state. That is why it is important to pay attention to what is going on and let your spouse or family and friends know to be on the look out for you as well. Especially if you suffer from night time lows.

big momma 10
big momma 10 2011-05-12 21:33:54 -0500 Report

yes it does. It is a really bad feeling everyday I go to sleep and it is hard to wake up. I do the sweating and shaking to. I just try to drink water and lay down till it passed over.

edvel54 2011-05-12 20:23:39 -0500 Report

When my BS is low, everyone stays away from me. I get the shakes, the chills, my tongue gets numb, headache, I sweat and get very cranky. With my it only happens once a week or so

tweetydele 2011-05-13 01:04:10 -0500 Report

i get the shakes, my tongue goes numb and i get sweaty. when this happens i run to get some carbs to eat or some kind of sugar.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2011-05-13 04:50:51 -0500 Report

When it happens to me, I drink some OJ if I'm at home. I carry glucose sugar tabs with me for when I'm not home or out of juice.

katseyes 2011-05-12 17:41:17 -0500 Report

Well at least now i know that i am not alone on this' I don't get cold afterwards but i definitely get cranky and annoyed easily, And i do hate it myself' Sometimes i feel like im roasting over a camp fire and i am being rotated to cook evenly lol. But ty 2 all who enlightened me on this matter.

cavie2 2011-05-13 08:39:42 -0500 Report

Living on my own it's rather annoying when I get cranky as I have no-one to take it out on so I end up having an arguement with myself

Cookie Roma
Cookie Roma 2011-05-12 15:46:36 -0500 Report

It sure is normal for me. When I get very low I literally have sweat poring from my scalp down my face and back. I feel very shakey and, strangely my toung feels very thick. Once I have my glass of chocolate milk and my numbers start going up I usually get cold for a while, and get a really bad head ache. More fun than a sharp stick in the eye!

LabRat90 2011-05-12 15:20:22 -0500 Report

I hate getting the sweats also. But use it as a clue and check your BS and eat something. My problem lately has been night sweats. By the time I wake up and notice; it's because clothes and sheets are soaking wet and I'm freezing. At least i'm grateful for waking up!

Harlen 2011-05-12 15:09:02 -0500 Report

Yep when I drop low I will get the shakes and sweat lol
If as soon as you note that your low you fix it you will not get that low
And thats better then if you dont feel it ????
I start to feel it at 65 and if a take care of it then nothing happens
when I go up to 150 I start to feel grumpy .
I hope this helps
Best wishes

pkwillhoite 2011-05-12 14:18:35 -0500 Report

Actually I dont like it but… I do sweat a lot also. I hate it and Its really annoying. I get the shakes and am dizzy and sweat someting aweful… That how I know for sure its a low. My family is also learning thats how to tell I am having a low.

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