Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Glucagon Emergency Kits Are Vital We Need Them In Schools! Please Fill In The Survey.

This small Orange Box Can Save Lives & Help A Person With Type 1 Diabetes Recover From A Severe "Hypo" Faster!

This is Blog is written on behalf of Becca Gumble, who is challenging the Education Authorities on: Why Schools & places of Education do not keep as standard a Glucagon Kit.

The paragraph below briefly highlights why Glucagon Kits should be kept & why it is vital staff should be trained  to use them.

Severe Hypoglycemia – The Silent Killer?

Those with diabetes their families, friends and "teachers", all know that hypoglycemia is a risk they must face every day. Drops in blood sugar impact people’s lives in many ways. The impact of hypoglycemia on a person’s health has, until recently, been under appreciated, and certainly discounted.
Of particular concern are the negative consequences of severe (or emergency) hypoglycemia. Severe hypoglycemia (SH) is a sudden drop in blood sugar that results in the person with diabetes losing motor coordination and consciousness. Indeed, SH is defined as “requiring the assistance of another”. Over time the person becomes less aware of low blood sugar levels and may not realize he or she is having a severe low.

Becca's survey will only take a few moments of your time, but it will give Becca the evidence she requires to take this forward.

Please click on the link below & fill in the survey:

Together We Can Raise Awareness & Provide Better Support For People With Type 1.

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