Is it just me- or do other type 2 diabetics sweat! Sweat like a bucket of water has been poured over their heads it's so embarrassing I can go outside for 30 minutes and it looks like I've been hosed down

90 Answers

Hard.95
Answered 1 year ago    reply

This used to happen to me before my blood sugar was controlled? How are your numbers?


LippertJohn
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I think I sweat cause I'm very fat and my heart is overworked. I'm 127/8 kgs


hildegardewardlow29
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Omgosh I do the same thing! Have even before I was diagnosed. Its very embarrassing. I'm drenched after just cleaning the house.

Stephnie_Nesbitt
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Yes!

hildegardewardlow29
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I sweat just going grocery shopping! Its horrible and interferes with doing things in public.

Stephnie_Nesbitt
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I do too- and I'm like geesh how are y'all NOT SWEATING Lol

hildegardewardlow29
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I thought I was the only one lol glad to know I'm not alone.


Stephnie_Nesbitt
Answered 1 year ago    reply

My a1c is 6- working to get 5%

hildegardewardlow29
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Just had mine checked and its 5.9.


f_blanchette94
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Sweat is an individual thing affected by a multitude of health, herititay, and climate. There is no way to pin it down to any one thing.

f_blanchette94
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Two weeks ago I mowed the lawn and was drenched, it was humid out. Today I am mowing and I'm barely damp, it's not humid out either.


sturges85
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I have the opposite issue. Once my weight came off and the glucose level in check, I am always freezing. Even now it's 80 outside, my sons in the pool and I'm cold.

Hard.95
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Same here.

Stephnie_Nesbitt
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I'd loveee to say that haha

sturges85
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I will never have a tan cause I am always in a hoodie! Most nights I have to double up the comforters. Lol

Gidget.Hetherington
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Stephnie
Me too, I sweat when I'm sleeping, interrupts my sleep and it drives me crazy.

KarinaM
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Gidget same here

Gidget.Hetherington
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Karina
It makes for a miserable night.

KarinaM
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Gidget sure does doesn't it

Gidget.Hetherington
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Karina
Between menopause and diabetes, the combo is definitely challenging.

KarinaM
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Gidget I'm past menopause so I don't have that excuse


hildegardewardlow29
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I wish I could say that too!


exhaustedJeffie
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Yes, my face and so embarrassing.

Stephnie_Nesbitt
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Yess! Like, I CAN NEVER FIX MY HAIR OR WEAR MAKE UP IN THE SUMMER.

exhaustedJeffie
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Yes, I've kinda given up on make-up in the summer. Everyone else's faces are so pretty with make up and dry! Lol


rvaleri
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I'm both. I'm either sweating when no one else is or I'm freezing when everyone is comfortable. I think mine is hormonal due to my age. But it seems like I'm colder more often now that my blood glucose is getting under control.

hildegardewardlow29
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I feel your pain


Stephnie_Nesbitt
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Y'all I'm not even kidding MY GLASSES EVEN FOG UP!


Norine_tenuous
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Metformin will make you sweat

Stephnie_Nesbitt
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Oh really
I never knew that
I take 1000mg 2x a Lajuana

Norine_tenuous
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I didn't use to sweat until I started on it my Dr. Said it does that

Andriaglum
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Wow so thats why I sweat.

calm.raymer
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Oh geesh. Well wish I knew that. But I have to take meds.
my head sweats buckets.


myrna.zesty
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Since stopping Metformin, I don't sweat as much. I took 2000 mg per Lajuana and I sweated buckets. I still sweat now that I've been off of it, but not nearly as much.


Bucher_L
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I'm a Cleveland sports fan so during the games I sweat a ton!


DorthaC
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I'm not testing my bs, but a great reason for me to start is that when I eat, I believe I can FEEL a bs increase plus I break out in a mild sweat. Never in my life have I sweated unless, like, mowing or at the gym! My A1c is 6, working towards 5.

Stephnie_Nesbitt
Answered 1 year ago

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DorthaC
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Stephnie huh? No! It's a smile with sweat on my face

Stephnie_Nesbitt
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I can definitely feel a spike as well as when I first started I would have symptoms of low and shake n sweat even with it being 140/150
My starting a1c was an 8

Stephnie_Nesbitt
Answered 1 year ago    reply

dortha I wasn't sure hehe
We both have the same a1c ! Go us!


mskidmore95
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I do sometimes at night.


hildegardewardlow29
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Had no idea Metformin could do that.


treid86
Answered 1 year ago    reply

No I feel the cold. 80 outside and I still need a cardie or a hoodie

hildegardewardlow29
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Omy. I need to have no clothes lol

treid86
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Hildegarde totally the opposite funny right


A_Converse
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Sweaty Beatris here too. Drives me crazy.


liane_h
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Ive always sweat, even thin, fat, menopausal, night and Lajuana , even before diabetes


jonnie_messina
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I did not no metformin could do that. I sweat buckets


yearning.quokka
Answered 1 year ago    reply

You just described me to a T. Very little activity an I turn beat red and temples forehead and back of neck and head are soaked.


A_Converse
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I am on Metformin, but I always sweated more than others even when I was young, thin and non-diabetic. My daughter does too, so I think there is a heredity component for us. Still, it has been worse the last few years for me, so maybe the metformin is making it worse.


Crossland.K
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I sweat a lot when I exercise. but I guess that's to be expected.


LippertJohn
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I like sweating. I'm used to it. It's a good excuse to have another shower which I love


cora_castaneda
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Yes! Sweating a lot and thought it was pre-menopause. Since my diagnosis, sweating has dissipated somewhat from what it was. Now I'm dealing with a lot of skin issues in sensitive areas, boils and such. Ick! Help!

A_Converse
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Boils are the worst. Keeping my BS down seems to help. Also I rub down my boil-prone areas with rubbing alcohol (or hand sanitizer) after showering. If I get a boil, taking burdock capsules helps it heal faster.

cora_castaneda
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Astrid what is burdock capsules?

A_Converse
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Burdock is an herb that is good for skin infections. You can get it at the health food store or on Amazon.


DHui
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I'm just the opposite , I was freezing when I started Metformin ,actually had to put my hands under very warm water to warm them up to check my bs , it was 99 degrees a few days ago & I was not sweating , I was hot , but not sweating , I also run & walk , even after running , I sweat a little , not much , wondering if I'm abnormal?

treid86
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Not on any meds and I am cold all the time. Only time I haven't been lately was a weekend in Arizona and it was in the 100's! Lol

liu_glynda
Answered 1 year ago    reply

We LIVE in AZ and my hubby is normally chilly. I am usually warm!


Vale_Marg
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I sweat tons but I drink tons of water too

Vale_Marg
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I also work outside so I'm in the heat all Lajuana


Harding.Georgiann
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I don't, but I am told that my father did. He died when I was 2. Complications of this disease.


bowlin.surprised
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I sweat when my level is high


hurt_lugubrious67
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I sweat more when my Vitamin D level is low.


robh
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I pretty much don't sweat, except my scalp, unless it's really hot and humid. I carry a small water spray bottle to cool off.


DeanneFoshee
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I'm the same way I can wring my hair in to the sink. There will be 1/2 cup I hate it

hildegardewardlow29
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Yep me too. Looks like I just got out of the shower but I really just got done with cleaning the kitchen

DeanneFoshee
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Yup it even happens in the winter

katerine_hatley25
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Same here. I had all my menopausal symptoms under control with tablets. Then I was diagnosed with T2 and started on metformin and now im soaking wet my hair is drenched even after doing rhe smallest thing like cooking or shopping. Im going to speak to my gp about it and try and come off metformin.

DeanneFoshee
Answered 1 year ago    reply

That's the way I am I'm on metformin and insalin


jeanscared
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I sweat when my bs is high


m.krista84
Answered 1 year ago    reply

If I go low or really high.


hildegardewardlow29
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I sweat regardless when my sugar is low when its high. When its hot or cold out. Lol its absolutely ridiculous!


c.rhea
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I only sweat at night if it gets too warm in my bedroom. Most of the time, I am comfortable or cold. I still wear hoodies or a jacket inside at work.


Rodriguez.L
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Only being diagnosed 2 years ago. I always blamed it on hot flashes!


lorrianepanicky
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Yes, I sweat terribly, also.


DeanneFoshee
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I get the hot flashes to


psigne92
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Yes I sweat.


KarinaM
Answered 1 year ago    reply

If I do anything remotely physical I'm drenched and all night long I am too. I don't take any medication. Just had complete blood work and everything is fine, A1C 5.3 been LCHF for 2 years now.


Heuer_impetuous
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Yes - for years - hate it!


demure.marge
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Yeah I think so. I think it gives people hot flashes. My mom and grandma were really bad about it. I haven't been fully diagnosed with type 2 yet only gestational. So I think mine is just from being pregnant.

Vale_Marg
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Be careful mine started as gestational


Furlong_Barrie
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I'm not on medication and I sweat badly, but just my head!


locke_k
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I sweat terriablely even as a kid, have to drink tons of water to keep hydrated and be able to go to the bathroom. I passed this lovely trate(?) on to my son and his daughter. Frustrating!


hildegardewardlow29
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Yep I just sweat from my head. Its so embarrassing


Sibyl.vengeful
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Maybe buy one of those cooling towels that you wet and hang around your neck, it helps.

hildegardewardlow29
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I have one and would use it if I worked in a factory or something but not really ideal when going shopping or anywhere out in public. For me anyway.


wackydinosaur91
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Since I was at the age of menopause I thought I had the worst case ever. Full blown sweat and the feeling of wanting to pass out. I was diagnosed end of May and put on Metformin 2000mg. I do still have a small meltdown but nothing like I did.


costantino_turbulent
Answered 1 year ago    reply

I use to sweat alot! .off all my meds but 2 in a year. and ecsesive sweats has stopped!
I think perscription meds can cause in some of us!

hildegardewardlow29
Answered 1 year ago    reply

Awesome! That's my goal and I agree with you in that.


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