Within each section is a brief description of the warning signs and symptoms and some helpful first aid tips and suggestions on what you can do and how you can help until the paramedics arrive.
These tips and suggestions are intended for informational purposes only and are not meant to replace the skills of qualified medical professionals. First and foremost, always call 911.
It is highly recommended that you educate yourself in or at least familiarize yourself with the basics of CPR and first aid, especially if you have young children or care for the elderly. Certification classes are widely available in most areas and are usually offered at a minimal cost, if any.
Insulin is a hormone. It is needed by the body to move sugar out of the bloodstream and into the cells. Without sugar, the cells of the body are unable to function and the body begins to die. There are two types of diabetic conditions: Low blood sugar and high blood sugar. Find out how to handle both in a diabetic person.
Seizures are generally not life-threatening. Your assistance is needed to protect the patient from self-inflicted injury as a result of the violent convulsions. The seizure will start and stop on its own, you cannot change its course.