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Wilderness: Diabetic Reaction (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

Low Blood Sugar

  • Seek medical treatment if the person with low blood sugar fails to respond quickly (within 15 minutes).
  • Ensure appropriate food intake to prevent further attacks.

High Blood Sugar

  • Consult your health-care professional about extra doses of insulin.
  • Seek medical treatment as soon as possible for loss of consciousness, presence of ketoacids in blood, urine, or vomiting.

REFERENCE: MedscapeR. Hypoglycemia.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/9/2014

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