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Most people with Diabetes type II are taking insulin in prescribed doses. If they take their insulin but then don't eat very many carbohydrates then their blood sugar falls and they get hypoglycemia. This is the most common reason for hypoglycemia in diabetics.

People with type II diabetes may also have a problem with hypersecretion of insulin. Because they are insulin resistant, their blood sugar skyrockets after a meal. This signals the pancreas to release more insulin, and if it releases too much too fast their blood sugar goes down and they get hypoglycemic symptoms.

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Q: Why do patients suffering from NonInsulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus develop hypoglycemia?
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