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Doctors after Hours: Knowing the Signs of a Diabetic Reaction
[Posted on 27 Feb 2013 by Prime Urgent Care]
The concept of doctors after hours was created to make getting medical attention easier after normal offices were closed. Often times, people are unsure if they need emergency treatment, but they do not have the time to wait for an appointment with their primary care physician. One instance would be if you or someone you know experienced a diabetic episode.
Diabetes is a medical condition where the body does not recognize the insulin it makes or not enough insulin is produced by the pancreas to meet the body's needs. Insulin is the hormone that regulates the body's blood glucose levels. Glucose has several purposes within the body. It serves as fuel and is used to trigger several biological processes. If blood sugar levels go to high or too low, the body has a diabetic reaction.
Doctors after hours can help determine if what a person is experiencing warrants a trip to the emergency room or can be brought under control with minimum effort. They will advise the patient, however, to make an appointment with their primary care physician as soon as possible. If a person has not been diagnosed with diabetes, they will have to have a thorough check up to determine if it will be an ongoing issue. Signs for recognizing a diabetic episode are as follows.
*Weakness - If a person becomes weak or lethargic and has absolutely no energy, make sure they are sitting or reclining to prevent them from falling and injuring themselves.
*Dizziness - Dizziness and light-headedness can signal a diabetic episode. If a person becomes extremely dizzy without warning, you may want to get them to an urgent medical care facility. Dizziness can be a sign of many things including a stroke and diabetic shock.
*Headaches and blurred vision - Headaches and blurred vision can be signs of a head injury, stroke or a chemical imbalance. Make sure the person remains seated so they don't further injure themselves.
*Confusion - One of the most common symptoms of a diabetic reaction is confusion. Blood glucose is imperative to proper brain function. Without it a person can become quite confused and be very forgetful. Doctors after hours will be able to determine the cause of the confusion, especially if it occurs in conjunction with other symptoms.
*Cold and clammy - When a person's blood sugar begins to fluctuate out of control one of the first things to happen is the body's temperature also begins to change. This causes skin to become cold and clammy to the touch.
If you or someone you know suffers from diabetes, it's wise to carry glucose tablets. If a person begins to go into diabetic shock, they may be useful in stabilizing them until you can get them to a hospital or other health care facility. Doctors after hours are available to help patients who exhibit any of the symptoms experienced by individuals with diabetes. They can stabilize their condition and prepare them for transfer to a hospital or allow them to go home to rest.
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