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13 Cards in this Set

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diabetic emegency
sudden illnesses
partial or complete loss of consciousness

signs=lightheadedness, dizziness, shock, nausea, numbness, sweating, vomiting
lower person to floor, position on back, loosen clothing, elevate legs 12 inches, don't give food or drink, slap or splash water
care for faint
condition where the body doesn't produce enough insulin

type I=develops in childhood and body produces little or no insulin

type II=adult onset
diabetic emergencies
hypoglycemia=insulin is too high-care=doctor for medication
-too much sugar
care for diabetes
diabetic coma-insulin shot-life threatening emergency when diabetes isn't treated
care=call medical provider
symptoms=nausea, bad breathing, fruity-smelling breath
diabetes care
hypoglycemia=low blood sugar
care=call 911 if the victim doesn't recover after having sugar
insulin shock=when hypo is left untreated
diabetes care
loss of body control-epilepsy
unusual sensation, irregular breathing, eyes roll upward, body becomes rigid
convulsive seizures=serious
lasts for several minutes
don't hold victim, keep airway open, move nearby objects, protect head
-after seizure put them on their side and look for life threatening conditions
care for seizures
CVA=disruption of blood flow to brain causing permanent brain damage
-caused by blood clot, ruptures artery in brain
feel ill, abnormal behavior, numbness of face, bad talking, dim vision, severe headache, mood changes, ringing ears
-wherever it bursts in brain, its what is affected
signs of stroke
unconsciousness-open airway, care for conditions, position on side, call EMS
consciousness-check conditions, call EMS if person complains of symptoms, don't give food or drink
prevent stroke-control blood pressure, don't smoke, eat healthy, exercise, control diabetes
care for stroke