the above was the issue that first brought me to this website last year. at that time i had some responses saying that low blood sugar at night did give some people hot flashes. i then tested my blood sugar and found it to be 80 in the middle of the night, where it would usually be 98-115 in the day. i got the response here that i had nothing to worry about, that i couldn't be having a false hypo- that my hot flashes were from perimenopause.
then recently i read in 'think like a pancreas' that 30 point differences in daytime (not counting spikes) and nightime bg could bring on false hypos in some people. so then i was back to my original question- how can a woman of perimenopausal age tell if hot flashes are false hypos or just from perimenopause? one response i got from another site was:
"The rapid heart beat from a false hypo (or a real one) isn't usually accompanied by the dramatic change in perceived body temperature that comes with a hot flash. If you aren't throwing off the covers to cool yourself down--even on a January night with the heat turned down low--it isn't a menopausal hot flash."
i just wanted to ask the tudiabetes community if this answer jives with your experience: a night time hypo/night time false hypo is NOT accompanied by a hot flash so bad you have to throw off the covers.
do you agree with the above statement?question 2: is it possible for one's night time endogenous basal insulin production to be out of sync with one's daytime one? is it possible for daytime basal insulin production to deteriorate faster than night time production? or are night time endogenous basal levels always lower than daytime endogenous basal levels?