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When the conditions are ripe, the distinction between intoxication and a diabetic emergency can easily be blurred
What are the most important things to remember when treating a patient with a history of diabetes?
Focus on assessing and treating the patient’s basic life threats before interrogating bystanders or investigating the scene
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Rescuers need to anticipate specific medical problems and patient needs as they prepare to encounter patients in a collapsed structure or debris pile
Intravenous therapy should be performed only when medically necessary, and under stringent guidelines
Everything from outdated strips to poor timing can lead to wrong glucose measurements, but here’s how to reduce errors
Understanding the differences can lead to more precise prehospital treatment of patients with diabetes
A variety of medical conditions and patient presentations warrant prehospital blood glucose analysis