hypoglycemia, hypothermia or both?
December 19, 2010 3:51 PM Subscribe
I have unmanaged type 2 diabetes. in the last 2 weeks i have had 2 episodes of what i would call mild hypothermia (shivering, chattering teeth, etc) is this the same shaking that is linked to hypoglycemia or is it directly related to the cold?
posted by BSummers to health & fitness (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
the first time was on a very cold night where it was probably 60 degrees in the house i was sleeping in and occurred in the middle of the the night the second happened after coming inside from being out in very cold weather and feeling chilled down to my core. each time lasted about 20 minutes untill i could warm up and calm down using breathing techniques. they were also followed by 2 days of muscle pain and headaches. my research has shown that it is easier for diabetic people to get hypothermia. please do not just tell me to go to the doctor, i have an appointment at the free clinic later this week.