From Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, USA:
Lately, my mother, who has had type 2 diabetes for over 10 years and is on oral medications, has noticed that every now and then she experiences bouts of profuse sweating. This happens whether she is active or while resting. I suggested to her to test her blood sugar level when this happens, and today it was 219 mg/dl [12.2 mmol/L]. Why does this happen? What she can do when it happens? We weren't sure whether a glass of orange juice or just a glass of water would have helped.
Profuse sweating could be low blood sugar but her sugar was high if it was 219 mg/dl [12.2 mmol/L]. Water would be better than orange juice in this case. Is it possible your mother is having hot flashes from menopause?
Original posting 12 Aug 2003
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