Why do I sweat when I eat?

 A complication of diabetes that is related to nerve damage is called "gustatory sweating." The person with diabetes breaks out in a sweat from chewing food. The cause of this sweating is not known, but it may be related to having high blood glucose for a long time. You may also have increased sweating or flushing of the neck and chest.

Cheese or chocolate are the most common foods to cause sweating, but pickles, alcohol, vinegar, fresh fruits, and salty foods may do it, too. Various types of medications have been tried to treat this problem with varying levels of success. Although in some cases it stops by itself, try to keep your blood glucose as normal as possible and avoid specific foods. This may prevent sweating caused by food.

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