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Diabetes Emergency Procedure

 

 

DIABETES (LOW BLOOD SUGAR)
LOW BLOOD GLUCOSE (HYPOGLYCEMIA)

 

 

Mild/Moderate Symptoms may include:

  • Shaky

  • Sweaty

  • Hungry

  • Pale

  • Headache

  • Blurry Vision

  • Inability to Concentrate

  • Dizzy

  • Confused

  • Disoriented

  • Uncoordinated

  • Irritable/Nervous

  • Changed Behavior

  • Sleepy

  • Weak

  • Lethargic

 

 

Treatment of Mild/Moderate Symptoms:

  1. Student checks blood sugar. If less than 70, give a quick acting sugar product such as 3 or 4 glucose tablets or 4-6 oz. of juice/regular soda.
  2. Re-check blood sugar 15 minutes after treatment.
  3. Repeat treatment if blood sugar is still less than 70 and contact school office/school nurse. Notify parent.
  4. If blood sugar is greater than 70, no further treatment is necessary.

 

Severe Symptoms May Include:

  • Inability to Swallow
  • Seizure or Convulsions
  • Unconscious

 

Treatment of Severe Symptoms:

  1. CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY.
  2. Contact School Office/School Nurse and send for immediate help. (Glucagon if prescribed/CPR/First Aid).
  3. Trained personnel should administer glucagon injection if prescribed by primary care provider and position on side.
  4. Principal/Designee notifies parent/guardian.
  5. Provide emergency care until 911 arrives.

 

NEVER LEAVE STUDENT ALONE

 

 

DIABETES (HIGH BLOOD SUGAR)
HIGH BLOOD GLUCOSE (HYPERGLYCEMIA)

Symptoms may include:

  • Increased Thirst/Dry Mouth
  • Frequent Urination
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Blurry Vision
  • Fatigue/Sleepiness
  • Confusion

Sweet Breath Treatment of Symptoms:

  1. Student checks blood sugar. If greater than 240, contact School Office/School Nurse or parent/guardian for further instructions.
  2. Call 911 if student has labored breathing, confusion and vomiting.

NEVER LEAVE STUDENT ALONE