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

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2008-06-15 02:39:14

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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