Diabetes

A condition in which the body fails to regulate the concentration of sugar in the blood.

Diabetics are prone to two main problems:

Hypoglycemia

Hyperglycemia

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.

 Jane-Rawlings-Training-Essential-Diabetes Information


What are the signs of a hyper?

  • feeling tired
  • feeling thirsty
  • needing to wee a lot
  • headaches
  • tummy aches.

Tomorrow we will how you provide first aid to a casualty with hypo or hyper symptoms.

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