Body temperature

mas14years
By mas14years Latest Reply 2011-07-17 22:52:53 -0500
Started 2010-09-23 23:04:40 -0500

I was just wondering if anybody had trouble controlling their body temp. I can never find a happy medium for myself. This summer was terrible for me. I get clammy and sweaty even if I am in the house with the ac on and my skin feels cold. I dont understand why it happens. Then when I get cold, I can not warm up with blankets. I usually make hot tea just to hold in my hands. Sometimes I turn the hairdryer on myself. When all else fails I have to get in the shower or bath. Any suggestions and did this happen to anybody else?
Thanks,
Melissa


92 replies

Narg
Narg 2011-07-17 22:52:53 -0500 Report

Have your thyroids checked. A close cousin to Diabetes is thyroid issues. Problem with thyroids can cause all types of oddities, one of which is tempuature issues.

lmkilday
lmkilday 2011-07-17 22:50:20 -0500 Report

I have the biggest problem with the cold. When the temperature goes below 70 degrees, my feet tingle and nothing can warm them. I didn't have this problem before I was diagnosed with diabetes.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2010-10-20 13:31:56 -0500 Report

I noticed in the past couple years that I will shiver with the cold when I go to bed. When the outside temp is warm I don't have the problem. Only lately when the outside temps got around 50 or so I'll shiver for about 1/2 to 1 hour. The only thing which seems to help is to wear a stocking cap to bed. Which I found and wore last night. No problems then.

Back before my TIAs hit me I was a furnace. My ex wife liked it because she'd have problems getting warm. I used to get in bed first and slide over to her side of the bed when she was getting ready for bed. I warmed the bed on her side so she wouldn't have to get into a cold bed.

On another note: I probably will not be on DC much for the next couple months. My living arrangements are changing and much is in flux in my life right now. So in the near future I probably will be absent until I get my life and living arrangements straightened out again.

Blessings to all

James

Guardianstone
Guardianstone 2010-10-20 16:19:35 -0500 Report

James if you need to talk, give me a shout. You've been there for me. I can return youe understanding and kindness.
Guardian ston

ykwas81
ykwas81 2010-10-20 11:42:20 -0500 Report

My problem is I am always hot. Have not turned the heat on yeat and my husband is complaining. I am very grateful everyone has these ups and downs of their emotions! I am not alone! Unfortuneately, I am a stress eater. I take 11 different medications, and all say one side effect is weight gain. As far as my AC1, I had it under control for a while, but now I am very stressed at home and work, so I eat anything! I am just so tired, tired, tired of all my problems with health, sometimes I wish I would end up in the hospital so someone else can worry!!!!
Anyone else every feel that way?

Guardianstone
Guardianstone 2010-10-20 12:50:21 -0500 Report

All the time. I am also super stressed, and find I crave whatever is not in the house, costs alot, and is super bad for me.
Right now I want an Olive Garden Salad, (Many) and breadsticks with a Chocolate cake.
I am Very hungry. I would eat several of the salads, and the whole cake by myself.
Guardian stone

the_nephilim71
the_nephilim71 2010-10-07 16:12:37 -0500 Report

I have a big problem keeping warm. Years ago, when I was heavy, I was hot all of the time but now that I am slim I stay cold. My feet and hands are like locks of ice1

Mancini
Mancini 2010-10-20 13:48:35 -0500 Report

I'm still heavy, altho I've lost about 19 lbs since July. I find that mostly my feet are cold! Used to never wear socks to bed, but can rarely not have them on! Once my feet are toasty…sleep comes!

mas14years
mas14years 2010-10-08 01:07:33 -0500 Report

I am so glad i posted this discussion because i thought i was alone in this. My boyfriend is covered from head to toe with blankets freezing and I am on top of the blanket with the fan and ac on. I dont think doctors know what to say or do. Its like when you have a cold, guaranteed the doc will say, there is a bug going around. They dont know, and they think we dont know they say that to everybody. Aghhhh it is frustrating… Maybe together, there are a lot of us we can figure it out and come up with a solution. My guess is that it is nerve damage or circulation problems for all of us…

Chrissy6341
Chrissy6341 2010-10-08 04:52:16 -0500 Report

He sounds like my husband. I also sleep with a fan on, even in winter and with no covers. I seem to always sweat a lot, especially this summer it has been bad for me. But then at times I get cold, sweat and have goose bumps. Go figure. I was told it could be my hormones.

BoopIN
BoopIN 2010-10-06 09:09:08 -0500 Report

I have a different times of hot and cold, especially at night. I figured it was just menopause, but now I am not so sure.

HisTxLady
HisTxLady 2010-10-06 02:38:20 -0500 Report

Howdy from Texas Melissa I have been pre-diabetic for a long time but this year I was diagnosed as full blown type 2. I also took care of my Mom who had type 2 also. When she would get drenched like that her sugar was down to low for her. Now everyone is different so my Moms lows were like 130 cause she ran in the 300 and 400's all the time. But when they dropped she would get sweaty and you don't have to be up doing anything it can, as Mom put it lol, creep around the corner and zap ya lol. But you need to try to check when you feel hot and cold and normal so you might can see a pattern in your numbers. Do you ever get shaky, I mean like if you hold your hand out you will see it shaking. Moms did and mine does also and that would be on a low and after that I must lay down a bit because it totally drains me. Another thing you might want to do is ask your Doctor if they can check your thyroid. My thyroid was under producing so I have Hypothyroidism and my Doctor put me on pills to raise it and I have had no more problems with either.

Hypothyroidism means your thyroid does not make enough thyroid hormone

Feeling tired, weak, or depressed.
Dry skin and brittle nails.
Not being able to stand the cold.
Constipation.
Memory problems or having trouble thinking clearly.
Heavy or irregular menstrual periods.

Hyperthyroidism means your thyroid makes too much thyroid hormone

You may feel nervous, moody, weak, or tired.
Your hands may shake, your heart may beat fast, or you may have problems breathing.
You may be sweaty or have warm, red, itchy skin.
You may have more bowel movements than usual.
You may have fine, soft hair that is falling out.
You may lose weight even though you eat the same or more than usual.

I hope this helps some and I hope you catch the bugger that is tormenting you!!!!

God Bless,
Lori

mas14years
mas14years 2010-10-08 00:57:45 -0500 Report

thanks for the advice. I know what your mom is saying about the low blood sugars, but I have been a diabetic for 14 years and i could probably tell you what my sugar is without even testing it. I do have hypothyroidism and i currently am on 150mcg of synthroid every morning. This sweaty thing just comes on some days when my sugar can be 120, 400, or 230. It just doesnt matter.. I cant figure it out and I dont know how to stop it.

nosh
nosh 2010-10-08 03:45:31 -0500 Report

iF I am sweating and my blood sugar is high I take more Glipizide. If it is low
I eat something. This works if you have extra glipizide but my doctor would
hate me prescribing for myself. She would be yelling at me. I used to just
suffer and stay awake all night because I didn't realize I could help myself.
I try whatever I can to get to the point where I feel normal because it doesn't
just go away by itself.
I don't know how others manage to eat exactly the right amount of food and
have it all balance out to where they feel good.
Are they also a little high or a little low and it just doesn't bother them?
Drinking more water helps…taking some of those little glucose tablets works
to raise my blood sugar also.
And there is the fan which is better than air-conditioning because it drys my
skin.
Oh Gads my cat just brought home dinner. Well he is a mighty hunter but
I don't like to eat those mousies.
He doesn't hurt them just carrys them in.
Thanks for starting this thread sweat pea…I am learning and learning

Guardianstone
Guardianstone 2010-10-08 07:40:49 -0500 Report

Your at is bringing a present home to mama. just tell himhe is a good kitty, and mama's best boy. Give him a treat, and try to sneek the mouse outside. Sometimes cats give us these little 'presents' to thank us, or because they love us, or they think it will forgive an indescression of theirs.
Ghost brought me baby birds (live) or adult (dead). The live ones I tried saving. Humming bird survived. Yeah!!!!

Now to the subject. Have you tried several very small meals, or snacks? I walk or ride an exercise bike. Both hurt my back (lost 43 lbs) My hips hurt when walking, bike after riding. Hurt less before. It makes motivation difficult.
Drinking water delutes the sugar and salt bringing the bs into line. be carefull not to flood your system so bad you go too low.
I hope this helps.
Guardian stone

Guardianstone
Guardianstone 2010-10-06 02:49:42 -0500 Report

Thank you Lori.
Sharing is hard, we have trouble telling others what our problems are (even things that have been corrected).
Thank you
Guardian stone

Chrissy6341
Chrissy6341 2010-10-06 05:26:11 -0500 Report

Hi Guardian, I so agree with you. I ended up having an argument with my husband last night. I wasn't feeling well all day. My bs were low for me and it just knocks the cr*p out of me. Why can't he just understand what I am going through? I cried myself to sleep last night. I have talked to him about it but he made some wise remark and that was the end of the straw for me last night. I showed him how to take my blood god forbid anything, but he doesn't even remember how. I am just so emotionally drained today. sigh…

Guardianstone
Guardianstone 2010-10-08 07:58:39 -0500 Report

Chrissy hon,
sometimes family and friends don't understand. Some think it's a faze, some think its a ploy for attention. They may be afraid of loosing us. Fear could be at the base of his problem. Have you recently focused on something? Something that makes him think (right or wrong our feelings are valid) you might not need him any more?
Of course he could just be a jerk. Illnesses, especially long term ones can cause depression that may effect both of you. It takes so many forms. Financial problems can also force a wedge between a couple. There are many things that could cause even the best husband bad.
God bless. All for the best.
Guardian stone

Chrissy6341
Chrissy6341 2010-10-08 09:37:09 -0500 Report

Hi Guardian,
I did talk to him a little about what he said and how he acted. He did apologize.
I think it may be fear. But he rarely shows or says anything. I have not focused on anything new or have even been going anywhere. If anything I need him now just as much maybe even more then before. We have been together since 1979, I was 16 he was 21. 31 years thru thick n thin, bad n good, and in my case sickness more then healthy the past 11 years. He is my soul mate, my best friend, my every thing.
I do know at times he does worry a lot when I do get sick. He lost his mom when he was 13 to cancer. It is hard for him when something comes my way.
Financial problems,ughhhhh. Have those too. His hours have been cut from work as well as a 10% pay lose for him. I don't think its right. He does want to redo his resume and start looking.
I know this is going to be a nice wkkd so I am trying to plan a nice family filled fun togetherness wkkd. I am thinking of going to October fest tomorrow night so we can walk around n watch the fire works over the Hudson River. We all need this, even my kids. Sunday I will let them choose something, maybe pumpkin picking, time for me to get those pumpkins cleaned n cooked for the holidays, or maybe we could do the walk way over the Hudson with a picnic basket.
Thank you for listening and letting me vent. HUGZZZZZZ
Christine

Guardianstone
Guardianstone 2010-10-08 10:39:02 -0500 Report

It's no problem. If you need to talk, go ahead, we listen. Not always the same month, sometimes it is a long time down the road before the message is found. If you would like a friend, I would like that. With friends you can send or recieve messages much easier and more timely.
Vent, thats what we are here for.
Gods love
Guardian stone

mas14years
mas14years 2010-10-08 01:02:13 -0500 Report

I am sorry. It doesnt seem like he is being there for you too much. Maybe he is just scared and acting mad because he doesnt know how to deal with the issue. When my blood sugar goes low, really low, it totally drains me. I am ready for a nap. i dont think unless you are a diabetic you can understand that feeling. One, how you want to shovel everything in sight into your mouth to make that feeling go away, two I usually over do it and then wind up with a high and have to take a big dose of insulin which doesnt make you feel too good either and three, the toll it takes on your body. It feels like I ran for an hour full speed on the treadmill when I am low. Maybe just try to talk to him, or have him read some of these things on diabetic connect to let him know it is normal what you are going through.

Good luck and God bless,
Melissa

Chrissy6341
Chrissy6341 2010-10-08 09:44:22 -0500 Report

Hi Mas,
I told him about this site and all the info. I also asked him if he would sit with me and look and we could read and learn together. Its just being able to get time together. Some nights its so hectic with my daughter who is 14 and involved in JV volleyball. Practice every afternoon and games 2-4 times a week, including Saturdays. But I do share some of my readings with him.
He don't know how to act, I realize that now. I think after I talked with him he understands a little more on how I feel and what these crazy ups & downs with my numbers are doing to me.
Thank you… HUGZZZZ Christine

Guardianstone
Guardianstone 2010-10-07 20:46:08 -0500 Report

Maybe i should set out the tea set . . . maybe a few scones.
1/2 a gallon? I knew I got warm, but not that warm.
Guardian stone

leonmelton
leonmelton 2010-09-30 23:03:58 -0500 Report

you are not alone with this problem. i ca n be sitting on the couch all comfortable and next thing i know ,i am sweating and hot. for 4 years this has occurred and i'm still not sure why it happens. too many carbs??? i watch my carbs. sugar level high??? i test and it's not that high. it can be very troublesome and maybe some one can explain why but i haven't met them yet.

waverider
waverider 2010-09-30 20:40:36 -0500 Report

i don't know how long you have been a diabetic but i will share my experience since i have had type 2 for 19 years. my type2 is from agent orange exposure so weight is not a factor here. when you feel these symptoms, you should check your blood sugar level to see if you are experiencing hypoglycemia. it will take time to learn how your body reacts to different situations but keeping your glucose levels as close to normal as possible, you should feel comfortable. for me when my blood sugar levels drops below 65, i first start to feel nervous and sweaty. most times i feel this is when i surf and out in the water for over 3-4 hours. i always carry one of those granola bars in sealed foil in my pocket. so getting attuned with your body, learning the symptoms of hypoglycemia and knowing what to do about it i think will help you…my opinion anyway…

mas14years
mas14years 2010-10-06 00:22:16 -0500 Report

i have had diabetes type 1 for 14 years now. This sweating has started maybe in the last 6. I cant figure it out. thanks though

nosh
nosh 2010-09-30 20:03:10 -0500 Report

I just found this group. I am so glad someone brought up the sweating issue.
It took the doctors years to tell me I was diabetic. Before that I had no idea
why I was always too warm.
It is so embarrassing and just made me into a hermit. Sure takes the fun
out of going anywhere when you are always wiping your face.
It looks awful and feels awful. My face would get so red that others would think
I was going to have a heart attack. I try to get my blood sugar levels at MY happy
point and then the sweating will stop. Doesn't matter what the weather is
or if the air is on.
I know two other people with diabetes and they don't sweat…so I am glad
to read anything I can about how to control this problem.

LTennion
LTennion 2010-10-20 11:23:25 -0500 Report

Wow! How sad is it to get excited to finally discover other people who suffer from this strange phenominon. I have complained for the past 10 years. Ironically it was the immense sweating in a medical clinic where I worked that triggered the discovery and diagnosis of diabetes (type 2) three years ago. I am not pre menopausal. I do not have night sweats or any other symptoms of menapause. I only sweat on my head and face. My face is always red. I have told that I do not suffer from roseacha. I have had some tests run, but never and conclusions or theories. I hardly ever experience low blood sugar levels. My hot sensations are constant. My doctors just look at me with blank stares and ignore my repeated complaints. If only they would realize what a boost it would produce in my overall outlook and care of my diabetic regimen. That would certainly increase my motivation to do whatever it takes to get this affliction under control. It is so embarrasing to be sweating all the time. What's the point of drying and curling your hair when it's ever increasingly becoming wet as the sweat runs down the back of your neck? How can you even put on make-up when beads of perspiration are drippng down your face? And to cope with the feelings that you have when your friends look awkward and uncomfortable while you are trying to help prepare a meal and you are contantly wiping the sweat from your face before it spills into the food. This is so annoying and frustrating and no one seems to care. I realize doctors are much more concerned with the life threatening aspects, such as heart disease, kidney failure, etc… as they should I suppose. But to disregard my immediate complaints and concerns as trivial seems cold and heartless.
I'm tired of hearing the same ole statement…"Once you get your blood sugars under control, you'll feel so much better overall. You blurred vision will go away, your cloudy foggy brain will clear up, your memory will improve". Oh yeah…well how long must they be in the normal range…cause I'm still waiting

mas14years
mas14years 2010-10-06 00:25:01 -0500 Report

you sound just like me. I hate to go outside in the summer because it feels like i am drenched. i was walking with my boyfriend and he went to put his arm around me and I just said dont even touch me. It makes you feel self conscious too. Maybe together we can all figure this out. The only thing i can think of is that there may be nerve damage from the diabetes and we just cant control body temp.

Guardianstone
Guardianstone 2010-10-06 01:33:16 -0500 Report

That sounds. Nerve damage can cause so much trouble. Hope someone can figure it out. My AC bill is outrageous.
Guardian stone

Vera51
Vera51 2010-09-28 14:21:09 -0500 Report

Melissa, I also have a very hard time with what I call overheating…I am constantly hot and sweaty, this summer I spent most of my days inside with the ac on, and still
feeling sweaty, my body will be cold to the touch to the point that it triggers pain from fibromyalgia, than I am off to trying to warm myself to relieve the pain. Hot bath or showers will warm me up and relax the muscles abit, but than the whole cycle starts up again. Sweaty…going outside is very embarrassing because it looks like I just stepped out of the shower without drying myself at all, and worse because I just keep on sweating. I haven't asked my doctor, but will. I dont' have any suggestions for you, as I am just as baffled, but wanted to tell you that you are definitely not alone.I just joined today, and your post caught my eye first. Thanks and good luck to you, I hope we can find the reason for this asap.
Sincerely,
Vera51

kay2451
kay2451 2010-10-08 10:06:54 -0500 Report

i have had type 2 for over 20 years and the sweating is the worst. when i was working i needed to wear a bandana around my forehead so my sweat didn't drip on my patients. i lost 45 lbs some time ago and found the sweating was almost nonexistent and i had so much energy and stamina. my doctor told me i couldn't follow that diet anymore [atkins] so i stopped and gained it all back,weight sweats, lack of energy..can't get focused to lose weight, but that is what i need. it seems i am tired all the time lately and fall asleep at the drop of the proverbial hat. i need to eat less carbs but my dr. says i can't do atkins is there a different choice?

angelalock
angelalock 2010-09-29 10:36:30 -0500 Report

howdy, vera!! i hope you find dc to be as great a place as i have found it to be. everyone is great here and so easy to talk to.

jimbo1960
jimbo1960 2010-09-28 02:43:14 -0500 Report

I seem to be on the other end of the problem I get freezing cold even in the summer 70 degrees and I am freezing. I sit in front of the electric heater with a blanket on and my teeth are chattering (even though I do not have any upper teeth) It is very hard to deal with. I do understand your problem.

mas14years
mas14years 2010-10-06 00:27:01 -0500 Report

I thnk being cold may be a cirulation problem and I think the sweating issue may be nerve damage. But I truly dont know, Maybe we can find out together

Guardianstone
Guardianstone 2010-10-06 01:45:27 -0500 Report

You could be right. It makes sense that poor circlation would slow blood flow. One of my strokes may have caused that. And the sweating would be nerve damage. I had problems with cold long before DX. My BS problem and heat are recent additions.
Thank you
Guardian stone

Butterflyfire
Butterflyfire 2010-09-27 08:19:29 -0500 Report

yes, i have been experiencing this for almost two years, but wasn't until recently that i asked my doctor about it and started testing and monitoring the blood sugar levels. when it feels so hot and sweating the sugar level is higher than the normal it should be, also when it becomes lower, you will feel the same. When my sugar levels are on the recommended average it feels very good and sometimes i feel cold.

Guardianstone
Guardianstone 2010-09-27 14:57:02 -0500 Report

Hi;
understood and wish I could help. I feel so useless in these situations. I just want to help.
Hope you understand. I get sooooooo frustrated at tmes like this.
Guardian stone

Guardianstone
Guardianstone 2010-09-27 14:57:02 -0500 Report

Hi;
understood and wish I could help. I feel so useless in these situations. I just want to help.
Hope you understand. I get sooooooo frustrated at tmes like this.
Guardian stone

mas14years
mas14years 2010-10-06 00:28:24 -0500 Report

i think we all get frustrated!!!!!! But hey as long as we are here for eachother thats all that matters. we may not know a cure but it helps to know we are not alone/

Barbara AB
Barbara AB 2010-09-25 15:33:40 -0500 Report

Thank you for this. At the change of seasons my body goes whacko. Late spring and fall. I get cold and don't know it soon enough and then when I heat up I get pricklely and my face gets hot. It seem so happen when the days have big temperature changes, ie, cold morning and warm afternoon and then again cold evenings. I do the hot tea and showers too but it is really uncomfortable. I see my diabetes doctor on Friday and will talk to him about it.

mas14years
mas14years 2010-10-06 00:28:51 -0500 Report

let me know what he says

Barbara AB
Barbara AB 2010-10-06 01:33:23 -0500 Report

Hi I tried to explain to my doc and he said he didn't know. He is an endocrinologist. I was disappointed and felt he was less than helpful. I will continue to try to find out. I plan on an appointment with a naturopath in a couple of weeks who is a genius at diagnosis so I hope she will have some idea.

mas14years
mas14years 2010-10-08 01:03:23 -0500 Report

let me know how that goes.. I am losing faith in medicine and I am beginning to think natural or wholistic is the way to go.

nosh
nosh 2010-10-07 19:10:13 -0500 Report

Hi Barbara I got lucky one day while sitting on the exam table at my doctors.
Right there I had a full blown heat attack in front of her.
I was getting upset because she said I was using too many test strips. I wanted
4 a day. I was trying to explain why I needed them ..
..at night sometimes I am just a little high or a little low and I can't figure out whitch one it is without testing.
Once I get it at 130 I can go to sleep if not I wander around with my feet
tingling or cold as ice. I can't sleep with my feet doing that. It is impossible.
Well anyways I didn't have to explain the heat attacks to her anymore and
she wrote me a scrip for three a day.
What is the big deal about giving me enough test strips to make me feel
comfortable. Maybe I need more and shouldn't be judged by what other
peoples norms are.
I think my doctor had a real heads up that day watching my heat attack.
But I dont think they know why it is happening.
Being anxious makes it worse for me.
If you ever find out how I can prevent this sweating I sure would appreciate
knowing.

Guardianstone
Guardianstone 2010-10-06 02:38:58 -0500 Report

You sound like a bulldog with a bone in it's teeth. If she has any ideas let me know. Mama grizzly has nothing on you.
keep doing that thing you do.
Guardian stone

angelalock
angelalock 2010-09-25 12:37:38 -0500 Report

i know your pain, girl, i know your pain!! i have always been hot natured, but for about the last 8 years or so, it's absolutely rediculous!!!! i don't even have to be doing anything any more strenuous than watching tv and i'll break into such a bad sweat that within 5 minutes i'm wringing wet. my skin will be cold and clammy but if i place my hand just above my head, i can feel the heat radiating off me. occasionally, though, i'm perfectly fine, as far as how hot i feel. i'll be comfortable other than the embarrassment of sweating like a pig. when you're out in public and you've literally got sweat running down your face and your hair and clothes are dripping wet people look at you in the oddest fashion. the only time i have an issue with getting extremely cold is late at night, and it doesn't happen very often. but when it does, nothing seems to warm me up. given the choice of the two, i'd rather be cold. lol.

mas14years
mas14years 2010-10-06 00:30:25 -0500 Report

its weird because only certain parts of me sweat too. My face doesnt sweat not one bit, but my chest and my legs sweat to the point of dripping. I carry sprays and wet ones and kleenex with me when it is hot out.

NanaMomNH
NanaMomNH 2010-09-25 08:43:41 -0500 Report

I get like this also. But I have Fibromylagia on top of Diabetes. I also get goosebumps even in the summer and it can start in one place like on my leg and then I can feel the goosebumps move to more places. I also get cold when everyone else is fine or get to hot. I also have to get in a hot shower to warm up. We now have a hot tub, which helps me even with my muscle problem .Make sure you tell your symptoms to your Dr. even if you think they are only minor to you. You could have somthting else going on with you like your Thyroid etc. I wish you the best.

mas14years
mas14years 2010-10-06 00:31:38 -0500 Report

yes, i take synthroid now lol. Oh the list of problems just goes on and on and on. I like to go to the gym and get in the sauna when i am freezing. I have to go to extreme measures when i get cold

sisson
sisson 2010-09-25 00:56:46 -0500 Report

I don't understand what is every one talking body temperature I have never heard of it before it intill now or at lest I've never payed attened in till now. So can someone please explane it to me!

mas14years
mas14years 2010-10-06 00:33:38 -0500 Report

i cant keep my core temp. even if it reads normal or my skin is cool i am still sweating, or my skin feels warm and i am freezing and blanets wont cut it. I have to actual get in the tub or shower or i will shake from being so cold.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2010-09-25 16:36:31 -0500 Report

98.6°f is considered to be "normal" body temperature. It is what the thermometer should read for a normal, healthy person. Mine this morning was 97.1°f. Our body temps fluxuate all the time, depending on whether we just ate, or are getting ready for sleep, stuff like that.

Before I had my ministrokes I would sometimes get comments about how warm my hands seemed. Now after the ministrokes my hands seem like ice (and others have commented on it too).

Melissa, who started this discussion, was asking if what she experienced has been a problem for other diabetics too.

CaliKo
CaliKo 2010-09-24 09:35:05 -0500 Report

My temperature varies a lot, too. I've tested and my bg seems fine, too. But, I usually get too warm when its getting close to time to eat, and then I get very cold after carbs, so I still think its related to diet. I have found that if I tough out the warm periods, my temperature drops in about 10-15 minutes, so I think its just my body regulating itself. Maybe we're just a little more sensitive to the changes than non-diabetics since we strive to keep our bg so close to the line. I don't know for sure, but you are not alone in this. Please tell us what your doctor says.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-09-24 07:50:42 -0500 Report

Do you test your levels when you are feeling like that? That could be a sign of you levels being out of wack. It could be circulation, but then it would be more consistent, it sounds like something else going on.

mas14years
mas14years 2010-10-06 00:35:09 -0500 Report

my levels are always out of whack. a normal day for me my sugar will go from 600 to 30. I am working very hard with my docs to get it regulated but it is very bad

mas14years
mas14years 2010-09-24 09:12:57 -0500 Report

yes, i test because it is sweaty like when your blood sugar goes low, but i am not low. It doesnt matter what the number is…
Thanks

Krista Marie
Krista Marie 2010-09-24 07:30:01 -0500 Report

While I'm certainly not an expert, it sounds like it may have to do with your circulation. I'd definitely suggest talking to your doctor or specialist. I hope they can help you out!

mas14years
mas14years 2010-09-24 09:15:08 -0500 Report

Yes, I am going to. I just wanted to know if any others were feeling this way so they dont look at me like i am crazy.
Thanks,
Melissa