In diabetes, the regulation of blood sugar is impaired. An emergency is a catastrophically low level. Without immediate help, a diabetic patient can quickly pass out. If there is too much sugar in the blood, the condition worsens slowly and there is enough time for others to call an ambulance. If a person with diabetes gets sick, in any case give him sugar, because with a low level in the blood this can save a life.
Diabetes, what you need to know and what to do with diabetes, insulin-dependent and non-insulin-dependent diabetes, first aid.
Sensations and external signs of diabetes.
Weakness, dizziness, trembling in the limbs.
Pale and wet skin.
Confusion and aggressive behavior.
Superficial breathing with a frequent pulse.
What to do with diabetes, first aid.
If the victim is conscious and can swallow, give him a sweet drink or a piece of sugar. If he can chew, let him eat something high-calorie (cake, cookies, sandwich). And if the condition quickly improves to normal, consult your doctor for instructions on further treatment. If the victim loses consciousness, immediately put him on the floor and turn on his side, ensuring airway. Call an ambulance as soon as possible.
What you need to know about diabetes.
In a healthy person, the pancreas secretes enough insulin for normal digestion and sugar processing. If there is not enough insulin, the sugar of the food is not completely processed and accumulates in the blood. This condition (diabetes) is fraught with loss of consciousness and even death.
Impaired regulation of blood sugar by insulin can be caused by infection, excessive exercise, weight gain, or stress. There are two types of diabetes: insulin-dependent and non-insulin-dependent.
Insulin dependent diabetes.
This disease usually begins in childhood. To process sugar from food, these patients need daily injections of insulin. In addition, a strict diet is required, the sugar content of which corresponds to the received dose of insulin.
Non-insulin dependent diabetes.
This disease begins in adulthood, insulin injections are not needed. Patients can control their condition with just a diet or taking pills..
Based on the book “Ambulance, home directory of emergency conditions”.