DEAR DOCTOR K: I recently started taking medication for Type 2 diabetes. My doctor warned me about hypoglycemia. What signs should I look out for? What should I do if I experience them?
DEAR READER: People with Type 2 diabetes have high levels of sugar, or glucose, in their blood. Diabetes medications work to lower blood sugar to near-normal levels. But sometimes diabetes medications bring blood sugar down too low, a condition called hypoglycemia (hi-po-gly-SEE-me-uh).