The term "hypoglycemia" means low blood sugar. There are several common causes of low blood sugar in people with diabetes:
- Too much insulin, and not enough carbohydrates
- Use of the older sulfonylurea drugs, such as chlorpropamide (Diabinese), repaglinide (Prandin), tolazamide (Tolinase), tolbutamide (Orinase)
- Missing meals
- Aspirin, warfarin (Coumadin), and other drugs
Let's look at the signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia.