Definition Hypoglycemia develops as a result of abnormally low level of blood glucose (sugar,) the body’s chief energy source. It is most often caused by an oversecretion of insulin by the pancreas due to stress, over-exercising, fasting or irregular eating habits. In people with diabetes, hypoglycemia can result from administering too large a dose of insulin. Symptoms Symptoms range from weakness, shakiness, fatigue, dizziness and irritability, to confusion, difficulty in walking, lack of coordination, convulsions and coma. Acute episodes of insulin reaction “occur most often in diabetics who take insulin by injection (or) antidiabetic tablets by mouth….” (Mayo Clinic Family Health Book, P. 710) Commonly Prescribed Treatment In an acute.