Giving First Aid to Diabetics

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Diabetes needs regular management and in emergency situations, someone with diabetes may also need immediate first aid attention as a result of their condition. In this article we’ll look at the two different types of diabetes, the health issues that can arise as a result of the condition, and some basic first aid for diabetics.

What Is Diabetes?

Most diabetics find that they can minimise the impact that diabetes has on their health and wellbeing by regulating their sugar levels or taking regular doses of insulin.

The impact of these circumstances varies from patient to patient, but generally diabetic health complications result in one of two things happening - hyperglycemia, caused by an excess of sugar in the blood, or hypoglycemia, caused by the absence of sugar in the blood.

If you’re not sure whether or not someone is suffering from hypoglycemia, you could try looking for a medical bracelet - many diabetics wear these, as a way of letting people know about their condition, and as a means of providing vital information in the case of an emergency.

Someone suffering from Hyperglycemia (or an excess of sugar in the blood) will present with warm skin, a rapid pulse, and unexpected drowsiness.

If you can’t tell whether someone’s blood sugar levels are too low or too high, treat them for hypoglycemia by giving them sugar, and then monitor them closely.

Author: @DailyCupofYoga

Source: virtual-college.co.uk

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