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My husband is type 1 diabetic and has had several lows over

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my husband is type 1 diabetic and has had several lows over the past several months - on pump - and sugar levels are low then hit high etc.! My question is - he is experiencing body aches and feels cold most of the time the past several days. Is this an indication of flu-virus-heart or kidney-etc! He is 69 and was diagnosed 42 years ago - sudden onset, no family history, A1C 6.5 - he (we) have worked hard but I need info in regards ***** ***** This is different - new.... thank you
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 7 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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Underlying infection is the common cause of blood sugar fluctuation and cold sensation.

Viral infection is common.

But bacterial and fungal infection also possible in diabetic population.

Next possibilities can be heart disease, thyroid gland disorder, testosterone deficiency.

Diabetic autonomic neuropathy is another possibility.

Given the risks of infection he should be seen by his doctor or in ER for further evaluation.
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