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Question: My dad takes insulin at 9pm and if he should fall asleep within 4-6 hours he wakes up drenched in sweat and we have to change the bed and all his clothes, but if he stays up he's ok. Why is that happening and his level are 125-140 when I check it. Tonimarie

Answer: Dear Tonimarie,

It is important not to go to sleep after a regular or Lispro insulin shot without eating first. These two types of insuling last between 2-4 hours (lipro) and 6-10 hours (regular).

When the body has low blood sugar levels, an insuling reaction can occur. Its symptoms include:

- Cold sweat
- Dizziness
- Headache
- Weakness
- Irritability

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