Case report of excessive hand sweating that alters blood sugar measurements
Reporte de caso de hiperhidrosis que modifica las lecturas de la glucemia capilar

Eva Buller Viqueira, Juana Cabello Pulido, José Antonio Jiménez Fernández
2015 Medwave  
Type of review: reviewed by two external peer reviewers, double-blind Abstract We present a clinical case that we did not find described in literature and yet is quite common in primary care. The patient described is female with a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus treated with insulin and poor clinical response according to glycated haemoglobin measurements. In addition to the main diagnosis, she also shows excessive sweating in palms and feet, which explains why her blood sugar levels were wrong.
more » ... levels were wrong. This also led to treatment adjustments that were carried out with disregard to her true plasma glucose concentration. To conclude, this case report highlights the importance of treating subjects in lieu of separate conditions, as well as the need of a team approach to patients in care.
doi:10.5867/medwave.2015.06.6187 pmid:26247768 fatcat:xtn2lycmyff4pecrkxfbotqjwy