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Thursday, November 19, 2009 Miss Lilly, Community Member, asks

Q: Can diabetes cause hot flashes?

I am 69 years old and was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes (LADA) about one year ago. I continue to have hot flashes night and day.  Is this caused by the diabetes?


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Amy Tudor, Editor
7/ 5/14 9:16pm

Hi Miss Lilly,


The best person to ask this question of is your doctor, who can look at your entire medical history and best diagnose the causes for you condition. I'm not a medical doctor, but I can tell you that some researchers have linked hot flashes in diabetics - particularly ones that come after eating - to not high blood sugar but *low* blood sugar due to inadequate insulin dosing. There may be other reasons for your hot flashes and your doctor will be able to evaluate them all.


In the meantime, here are some links you might find helpful:


Tight Blood Glucose Control in Older Folks

5 Signs You May Have Hypoglycemia

The Best Ways to Avoid High Blood Sugars


Best of luck to you!

Cat65, Community Member
10/16/12 2:29pm

The answer to you questions is yes got to do with you insuln.



Cat65, Community Member
10/16/12 2:33pm
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By Miss Lilly, Community Member— Last Modified: 07/22/14, First Published: 11/19/09