Can Diabetes Cause Hot Flashes?


Asked by Miss Lilly

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?


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:

5 Signs You May Have Hypoglycemia

The Best Ways to Avoid High Blood Sugars

Best of luck to you!

Answered by Amy Tudor