I think your misunderstanding is through how we health professionals have to simplify medical conditions so patients with no scientific knowledge could easily understand their own medical conditions and how to manage it.
(Original post by Dalek1099)
Maybe that wasn't quite what I meant but low sugar diabetes does exist but is very rare and I hadn't heard of it until I read a leaflet about it about a year ago,when my mam was close to diabetes but it wouldn't have been useful anyway because my mam was close to high sugar diabetes and ironically not much later my stepmother was diagnosed with low sugar diabetes.
There is no such thing as low sugar diabetes but I'm guessing it was an analogy to explain your mother's condition. Diabetes is caused by insulin resistance or lack of insulin which impairs blood glucose homeostasis, if your mother injected too much insulin (if she has type 1 diabetes) then she would experience transient hypogylcaemia.
Last edited by nutrition2012; 05-05-2012 at 14:58.