Does Type 2 Diabetes cause excessive perspiration?

We hired a new employee and he has type 2 diabetes. He perspires excessively and I believe, due to the sweating, he smells. As his superior, I need to confront him about the smell because one of our clients has now commented about it. However, I would like to know if the smell/perspiration is related to his medical condition.

Written By Nurse007

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  • JulepSlake March 23, 2009, 7:48 am

    It could. His blood sugar going low could cause him to perspire. His blood sugar going high can cause DKA, which would make him smell bad. Or he could just have bad hygiene, or sweat excessively on his own…