Authentic Ways to Handle 2 Diabetic Emergencies

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Diabetes comes once and stays forever. The sufferer has no option but learns to live with it. Lifestyle changes and strict diet plan make the situation little easier but in case of bad circumstances if you are not prepared to handle life may not give you any second chance. So if you or some beloved one is the victim of diabetes be ready to handle the bolt from the blue.

Emergencies of Diabetic Patients:

Diabetes patients take insulin to lowers the high sugar level. But sometimes it decreases to a dangerous level which leads to a critical situation. Among diabetic patients two emergency situations are common.

  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hypoglycemia

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This situation occurs when the blood sugar level starts dwindling. To cope with this it’s foremost to know about its symptoms. Following symptoms, if arise, get ready to fight hypoglycemia.

  • Feels shaky and weak
  • Pale skin
  • Cold and clammy sensation
  • Rapid, but full and pounding pulse; the patient may tell you that his heart is pounding
  • Quickly lose consciousness

What to Do for Hypoglycemia?

If you are around and notice someone with above-mentioned symptoms, you can save his life by following tips;

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  • Reassure him and help him to sit down on a chair or on the floor.
  • Immediately check his glucose levels if there is a sugar testing kit at hand.
  • If the patient is still in the conscious state give him a sugary drink, such as fruit juice, or just sugar.
  • If the patient improves quickly after sugar, follow this with some slower-release carbohydrate food, such as a cereal bar, a sandwich, a piece of fruit, biscuits or milk.
  • Help the patient find his glucose testing kit and medication.
  • Stay with him until he recovers completely.
  • Seek medical advice if you’re at all concerned about the patient.


The condition is manifested by a high blood glucose level. This is more likely to develop over several days or even weeks. Its symptoms may include:

  • Deep and rapid breathing
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Drowsiness, which lead to unconsciousness

What to Do for Hyperglycemia?

Hyperglycemia may lead to serious consequences if left untreated. So don’t wait for divine help and try these things.

  • If patient collapses and you suspect hyperglycemia is the culprit, open the airway and check to breathe. Call emergency helpline immediately as you alone cannot handle it.
  • Place him on his side. Keeps his pulse checking while waiting for medical help to arrive.
  • Try to hydrate him.

Your little time and effort can save someone life. What is better than this?

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Tayyaba Waris
She is a student of Ph.D. molecular biology at Comsats University, Islamabad. She is working on the causes and treatment of male infertility. She has also worked on liver disease and its herbal treatments and has recently got her paper published in the National journal of Natural Pharmaceuticals. At Marham, she writes about hot medical issues and general health problems.