Diabetes First Aid Directory
One of the challenges of diabetes is handling glucose levels when they get out of balance. Managing glucose levels means knowing when it's necessary to take immediate action. Preparing for emergencies can be as simple as wearing a medical bracelet, having a simple carb on hand to eat, or knowing when to call 911. Some warning signs include too high or too low blood sugar, extreme thirst or fatigue, excessive urination, slow healing, and more. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about diabetes first aid, what it looks like, when to use it, and much more.
Scratches, Scrapes, Cuts, and Diabetes
This article is for people who have diabetes or for their caregivers. Get tips to care for minor wounds, cuts, and scrapes.
Diabetes and Wounds: Caring for Foot Sores and Skin Sores
Diabetes and wounds are always a bad combination. Avoid amputation by preventing and treating skin sores. These tips can help.
Diabetes Wound Care Checklist: What's in Your First Aid Kit?
Use these first aid tips as the first line of defense in your diabetes wound care.
Diabetes-Related Skin Conditions
This guide will fill you in on common skin issues tied to diabetes, how to prevent them, and how to care for yourself if you do get them.