Things Are Changing!

The migration of TuDiabetes has begun

Content created between now and the launch of our new site on April 20th will NOT be moved to that new home, but our community values and Terms of Service still apply during this time.We are not accepting new members during this transition period. If you want to join the TuDiabetes community please send an e-mail to We will send you an invitation to join after the migration is completed.

Read about the migration and see images of the new site!

I am on Metformin 500mg and frequently experience awakening in early morning totally wet from perspiration . I take on tab with dinner and eat a pretty low card diet mainly fruits, vega and soy based products. I am a vegan and run three to four miles daily.

I am in interested to hear about anyone experiencing similar sweating events.

Views: 1244

Replies to This Discussion

You need to have a small snack before bed...say a small yogurt...a few nuts...about 10 grams prevent you from crashing!
As what time do you have you dinner/supper....and when do you take your Met. for that meal??

Thanks for responding! I generally eat between 630pm and 730pm and take my Metformin as I am sittings down to eat. I go to bed between 830pm and 11pm(worst case).
I eat a bowl of cereal with soy milk before bed. I am up around 5am for work but often wake up around 3am to find I have been sweating. I eat something and fall right back to sleep. This weekend i began eating a couple of glucose tablets to avoid actually food

Jim, glucose tablets are fast acting sugars, and are meant to correct a low in an emergency. They wont "hold you". A combo of carb/protein will hold you. A whole bowl of cereal might be much though. Don't forget to test before your bed time snack. If you eat/take your Met. around 7, perhaps it is too close to your 8:30 bed time.
You should also discuss this with your doctor/endo.

This discussion instantly grabbed my attention. I have had exactly the kind of early morning sweating episodes that you described. I had no idea why they were happening and never thought to tie them to diabetes, much less Metformin. Linda G's reply helps explain an aspect of my experience which had been so puzzling.

I'm probably not the best diabetic patient. I'm prescribed 500mg Metformin 4 times a day. My actual consumption probably averages around 3 a day. I'm a VERY irregular person. Both my schedule and diet vary all over the place. For example, my one and only meal today was at 2130 and was NOT nearly as healthful as yours Jim. Since then I've downed 3 large chocolate chip cookies. Nonetheless, my A1C has always been good. I consistently hoover right around 6%.

Since I often have a "bad" snack before I go to bed, this may explain why I only occasionally get the sweats. I seldom wake up hungry and often go and hour or more before I first eat. It's beginning to look like when I try to be good and skip the bedtime snack might be when the sweats occur. I'll have to look for that pattern.

Thanks for the insightful clue,

Is the sweating really from Metformin. I had no idea that it was the medicine. Urgh




From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

DHF Joins Diabetes Advocacy Alliance

Diabetes Hands Foundation is incredibly honored to join the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance, an organization with the drive and potential to affect a powerful, positive impact on diabetes and healthcare policy. Diabetes Advocacy Alliance is a 20-member coalition of leading professional Read on! →

Helmsley Charitable Trust Renews Support for DHF

HELMSLEY CHARITABLE TRUST GRANTS SUPPORT TO DIABETES HANDS FOUNDATION FOR FOURTH YEAR  Funding in 2015 to support major transitions in programs and leadership at Diabetes Hands Foundation BERKELEY, CA: February 18, 2015 – The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team


Melissa Lee
(Interim Executive Director, Editor, has type 1)

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, has LADA)

Emily Coles (Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Director of Operations and Development, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)


LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word


This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2015   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service