How to Handle Diabetic Shock?

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Oct 12, 2011

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One of the main ways of controlling blood sugar is through the use of insulin. At times, due to an excess in the insulin intake, the blood sugar level dips low. This is known as Diabetes shock. Other reasons for the low level may be irregular diet timings, over abstinence from sweet and fatty food products, alcohol consumption and even improper exercise.


Under such circumstances, a person becomes unusually aggressive, withdraws himself, acts goofy, sweats and becomes disoriented.


As soon as these symptoms of diabetes are detected, one should opt for the following measures in order to handle diabetic shock:

  • Check the severity of the shock by feeling the pulse of the person. If it is very fast, call a doctor.
  • Provide the patient some form of sugar such as a candy or juice which will help to raise the sugar level.
  • There are various glucose tablets available in the market that may also be given.
  • Since such shocks can be fatal, always call for a paramedic in a serious case of shock.


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