Learn how to deal with Diabetic Emergencies in your Kelowna Standard First Aid with CPR & AED course.
Diabetes is one of the most common medical emergencies that you will learn about in your Standard First Aid with CPR & AED course.
Because diabetes can deprive the brain of energy in the form of sugar...it can contribute to a large number of problems, including seizures, loss of consciousness, altered behaviour, dizziness, and even death.
The most important principle to keep in mind if you are trying to help someone experiencing a diabetic emergency...is that giving them sugar will NOT make them any worse, unless you cause them to choke. In your Kelowna Standard First Aid with CPR C & AED course, you will learn that giving someone insulin could potentially kill them...so it is always better to err on the side of giving them sugar in any form available.