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 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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