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Industry Standards and Best Practices
Diabetes is a disease that is becoming increasingly more common in the United States and in other parts of the world. As a result, the chances that you or a coworker may suffer from a diabetes-related health emergency have increased as well. In this course, you’ll get a basic idea of what diabetes is, learn how to recognize symptoms of a diabetes-related health crisis, and will learn some tips for providing first aid to a person suffering from a diabetic emergency, including both high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) and low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).
There are different types of diabetes. Each has different causes, and may cause different symptoms and require different first aid procedures.
The different types of diabetes all affect the body’s ability to control the level of sugars in the blood.
A glucose testing kit is used to test a person's blood sugar level.
What is diabetes?
There are several different types of diabetes. Each type reduces a person’s ability to control the amount of sugars in their blood.
What are the primary types of diabetes?
There are three types of diabetes: gestational diabetes, diabetes 1, and diabetes 2.
What is hypoglycemia?
When someone is suffering from low blood sugar.
What is hyperglycemia?
When someone is suffering from high blood sugar.
What is insulin?
Insulin is a hormone, which is produced by the pancreas. Insulin allows the body's cells to use blood glucose, or sugar, and it regulates the body's blood sugar levels.
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