Sweating in diabetes is a common complaint, but it’s not clear that the same causes are found in both non-diabetic and diabetic patients. When we sweat, our body uses salt to help regulate the temperature of our skin. It does this by transporting water from deeper tissue layers onto the surface of the skin where there is less blood flow. In diabetics, their bodies have trouble regulating temperature because they have too much insulin or haven’t been able to produce enough insulin to keep up with their needs for sugar control . This can lead to overheating and excessive sweating due to an increased need for moisture. In addition, many diabetics find themselves sweaty after just a couple hours of activity or when they wake up at night for no apparent reason.
What types of sweating do people experience?
There are two main types: dryness and hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm perspiration). Dryness occurs when there isn’t enough fluid being transported over areas like your hands and feet; hyperhydrosis occurs when there is excess fluid loss from your pores (called apocrine gland secretion). If you don’t get rid of all these secretions then you will continue having dry patches on your arms even if you might be producing more sweat than normal while exercising or living active lifestyles such as gardening, running errands etc… People who suffer from wet patches may feel sticky ‘goose pimples’ underneath clothing which can be