Treating Insulin Shock


Mild to moderate hypoglycemia can normally be treated by eating sugar. If you start experiencing the symptoms of severe hypoglycemia, however, it’s time for more aggressive treatments. If you or someone near you begins to experience insulin shock, take these steps: (1) Call 911, especially if the person is unconscious. (2) Get sugar into the body immediately, as explained above. (3) Try a glucose pack or sugar rubbed on the gums and under the tongue. (4) Administer an injection of glucagon if the person is unconscious. If you don’t have glucagon, emergency personnel will have some. (5) Do not give an unconscious person something to swallow as they may choke on it.


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