By abjt4 Latest Reply 2011-03-16 19:57:02 -0500
Started 2010-10-20 13:58:40 -0500

When at a low blood sugar level, has anyone experienced hot body heat? Like somewhere inside you something feels like it's on fire and making your whole body hot? When I have a low, I get all shaky and immediately start sweating bad. It feels like theres a fire inside of me making me extremely hot. When I eat something to bring it up, I stop sweating and the heat dissapates.

9 replies

whitetigress 2011-03-16 19:57:02 -0500 Report

Not knowing very much about you, the only thing that I can think of is that it is possible that your blood pressure spikes whenever your blood sugar is too low. When your blood sugar is too low, it affects your whole system. Low blood sugar causes a lot of stress. The heat and sweats produced maybe your blood pressure going up suddenly. Diabetes is actually a heart-related (cardio-vascular) condition not a digestive one… :) Try to raise your blood sugar slowly instead of just eating straight sugar.

melcoujes 2011-03-16 19:47:13 -0500 Report

I have been getting low a lot lately. I can't figure out why. The primary symtom is the feeling of being drunk when I am not. My kids think its really funny! Once I get my sugars back up I am very tired. I didn't realize the hot flash type of feeling was low sugar. Great info!

cjinlv09 2010-10-30 12:10:41 -0500 Report

Omg I actually know what ur talking about but I just never thought or even knew that happened to diabetic pacients I some times feel like I'm burning up but it's not a fever it's just my body is hot or I should say burning up and it's really weird and unconfterble

SUNNYSAL45 2010-10-21 17:59:03 -0500 Report

Yes, that's what happens when your blood sugar goes low. Always carry a bottle of orange juice or a regular soda, some cheese crackers. When you feel like that, check your blood sugar and then drink 1/2 bottle of orange juice or soda ,then right after have a 1/2 meat sandwich and then 1/2 hour later check your sugar. If it's still too low ,eat a little more food and drink a little more soda, the 1/2 later check your sugar again.. Take care of yourself ..

jayabee52 2010-10-20 17:25:55 -0500 Report

I usually don't have lows and didn't feel all that much amiss - symptom wise the one time I had my meter with me and got a low reading. It was so long ago that I don't remember why I decided to test when I did. My body was almost always hot - even before I had DM and I would "sweat like a blue steer" if the temp was over 75°f.

Now since my TIAs in 2005 I have problems getting warm. And now that the temps are lower at night I have to wear a stocking hat to bed or I shiver for a while after getting into bed.

Jeanette Terry
Jeanette Terry 2010-10-20 17:12:21 -0500 Report

Yes that happens to me almost everytime I get a low. That is a great way to describe how it feels. I hate it cause I usually feel gross after bring it back up because I was sweating so bad.

CaliKo 2010-10-20 14:05:30 -0500 Report

Yes, what you describe is exactly was a low feels like. Unpleasant, but at least we know to eat something. That's one of the reasons I spread my carbs out evenly throughout the day, it helps keep that from happening. I'm T2 and no meds, so it might not be the right strategy for others.