Sweating is a normal and important bodily function. It helps control your body temperature, keeps your skin hydrated, and helps balance the body’s fluids and electrolytes. However, people with diabetes can experience altered sweat patterns.
Having a cold is never fun. But when you have diabetes and a cold there’s an added risk to all that sniffing and sneezing: as your body sends out extra hormones to fight infection, it can alter your body’s sugar and insulin response.
For many years, dogs have been trained to help people with a disability or chronic illness, such as blindness or epilepsy. Recently, though, dogs have been trained to help people with diabetes .
Watching someone you care about having an episode of low blood sugar or hypoglycemia can often be a frightening and confusing event.