First Aid Tips
from diabetes need to control their blood sugar levels
by balancing the amount of sugar in their diet with
insulin injections. As a result, many carry hypodermic
needles, insulin bottles, medication, card or identity
bracelet with them, indicating that they have diabetes.
If a person with
diabetes on treatment has missed a meal or taken too
much exercise, the concentration of sugar in the blood
falls, and unconsciousness can follow. The aim of
first aid in this situation is to restore the sugar/insulin
balance as soon as possible.
If the patient is conscious and capable of swallowing,
immediately give sugar lumps, a sugary drink, chocolate
or other sweet food in order to raise the level of sugar
in the blood. If the casualty is unconscious but breathing
normally, place in the recovery position, and carry
out general treatment for unconsciousness call 911 immediately."