Our expert says:
If your headache and sweating is not being caused by an infection such as flu, then these symptoms are indicative of low blood sugar levels. Because you say you are a newly diagnosed type 1 diabetic who probably has to use insulin, I would deduce that you have not yet found the correct insulin dosage and are not using the proper diet to keep your blood sugar levels stable. It is essential for anyone with type 1 diabetes to consult a registered dietitian, because the correct diet is one of the most important factors in treatment. Visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area. The dietitian will take your diabetes, and medications, into account when working out an individual diet prescription for you, which will be based on foods with a low glycaemic index (GI). Click on 'DietnFood' and 'Weight loss' and 'The Glycaemic Index' and read the articles on the GI. Also click on ‘Food as Medicine' on the Diet Site and then on ‘Type 2 diabetes’. Once you have your insulin dosage adjusted to your energy needs and are eating a well controlled diabetic diet, you can ask your doctor what type of exercise you are allowed to do and get more active, e.g. start going for brisk walks for about 30 min every day, BUT only if your doctor gives permission.
Please see a dietitian ASAP
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