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CPR, Diabetes, first aid -

An experimental new device currently being tested in humans could vastly change the lives of those with Type 1 diabetes, potentially freeing them up from daily insulin injections and monitoring. Type 1 -- or juvenile diabetes as it used to be called -- is the less common form of the disease that's often diagnosed in childhood. In Type 1, the pancreas no longer produces adequate insulin, so patients must rely on daily injections of the hormone to manage their blood sugar. Read more here: http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/experimental-device-could-be-life-changing-for-those-with-type-1-diabetes-1.2589913#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=Facebook&_gsc=m1vCSIm  

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Diabetes, Diabetic Emergencies -

 A diabetic emergency occurs when the body cannot control the level of sugar in the blood. If the level of sugar in the blood goes too low (hypoglycemia) or too high (hyperglycemia) a diabetic emergency can occur. Since hyperglycemia takes longer to develop it is less likely to result in a diabetic emergency. What to look for: Changes in the level of consciousness, Changes in behaviour, Rapid Breathing, Cool, seating skin skin that is paler that normal, appearance of intoxication, feeling and looking ill What to do: Call EMS/911. If the person is conscious and knows it is a diabetic...

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