A condition in which the body fails to regulate the concentration of sugar in the blood.
Diabetics are prone to two main problems:
In today’s blog for first aid revision we will look at Hyperglycemia
What is a Hyperglycemia?
A hyper is when someone’s blood glucose goes high – over 10mmol/l – and stays high. That might be because:
They didn’t take their insulin or they didn’t take enough insulin.
They ate too much sugary or starchy food.
They ate too much when treating a hypo.
They are poorly with something like a nasty cold or tonsillitis.
What are the signs of a hyper?
- feeling tired
- feeling thirsty
- needing to wee a lot
- tummy aches.
Tomorrow we will how you provide first aid to a casualty with hypo or hyper symptoms.