Like "What your doctor described is “liver dump” which typically happens even in non-diabetics. I have woken up in a sweat often due to this. With advanced T2’s and T1’s though (generally folks on insulin), the incidence of hypoglycemic episodes increases “because of compromised glucose counterregulatory systems”. http://clinical.diabetesjournals.org/content/24/3/115.full In other words, liver dump may not be enough (or happen at all), and with the resulting hypoglycemic episode, there is the risk (if it happens frequently) of brain damage, unconsciousness or coma. From my reading and understanding, this is one of a T1’s major fears (and rightly so I would think), but if your doctor had suspicions of this possibility, he/she would prescribe a glucagon kit (an injectable “liver dump”), but it sounds like Broadway has enough control that this isn’t an issue. "