Glucose (a type of sugar) is the body's main energy source, and hormones (such
as insulin and glucagon) control the level of glucose in the blood. Hypoglycemia occurs
when the level of glucose in the blood is lower than it should be.
It's a common problem in people being treated for diabetes. People with diabetes
may experience hypoglycemia (also called a low blood sugar reaction)
if they don't eat enough or if they take too much glucose-lowering medication (such
as insulin). A person with hypoglycemia may feel hungry, shaky, sweaty, weak, drowsy,
or dizzy. If left untreated, hypoglycemia may even lead to unconsciousness.