Why do diabetics have problems with low blood glucose or hypoglycemia?

Over treatment. The most common cause of low blood sugar in a diabetic is overtreatment with diabetes medications (either you give Insulin and didn't eat or eat enough, or you started doing more activity beyond what you usually do). If this is a consistent problem, make sure you talk to your doctor to get your treatment regimen reevaluated.

Related Questions

Can low blood glucose levels cause type 1 or 2 diabetes?

No. Low blood sugars are often seen in patients with both type of diabetes, but are the result of treatment of either and/or the result of the underlying high Insulin levels seen in type 2 patients. Read more...

I'm just wondering, if you have really low blood glucose levels, can you get type 1 or 2 diabetes?

No. In my 35 years of practice, I have never seen a case of hypoglycemia. The disorder doesn't exist, if you're overweight the symptoms are a natural response to your glucose level returning to normal. A glucose tolerance test (if you've had one) is not and never will be a valid diagnostic test for hypoglycemia. Doesn't cause diabetes, but if overweight, you're already prone to type 2 dm. Read more...