Monday, January 27, 2014

Diabetic Shock

Common signs and symptoms:

  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling shaky
  • Hunger
  • Headaches
  • Irritability
  • Pounding heart; racing pulse
  • Pale skin
  • Sweating
  • Trembling
  • Weakness
  • Anxiety
  • Appears to be drunk, when they are known to not haven been drinking

There may be other signs that present, but these are fairly common.

Treatment for hypoglycemia is fairly straight forward. The suffering person simply needs glucose (sugar). Candy, cake frosting, glucose in a tube, etc all works well. Also rest is encouraged in order to slow a persons activity from burning more calories as they recover.

Like always, this isn’t the be all end all for medical treatment. It just gives you something to do rather than do nothing, during a medical emergency. I highly encourage everyone to educate themselves, as much as possible, in first aid, because, in the end, the definition of a survival situation, is a direct threat to life. And the point is not to ever get into a survival situation to begin with.

Full article at Outdoor Self Reliance

Post a Comment