…..circumstances giving sugar will cause little harm as the person’s levels are already high. However, failure to treat low blood glucose levels will likely be detrimental to the person’s overall health. If the levels are low, improvements in their condition should be seen relatively quickly. If left untreated, low levels can lead to unconsciousness and in some cases death.
DO NOT give insulin. It can be dangerous especially if the person’s blood glucose levels are low.
Even if the person’s condition improves, medical advice should still be sought. The person may relapse at any time.
For more information & support check out Diabetes New Zealand at: https://www.diabetes.org.nz
Tomorrow we will look at Type 2 diabetes….
Currently, there are temporary changes to the steps to be followed in resuscitation. These can be found in the video below or by clicking here to see the New Zealand Resuscitation Council temporary guideline recommendation.
Click the link to go to the New Zealand Resuscitation Council Covid-19 recommended modifications for delivering resuscitation whilst the pandemic remains a threat. Click play to see a short video outlining CPR modifications that should be followed during the pandemic.
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