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Should I tell my family about diabetic shock?

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Be sure your family members know what hypoglycemia is and what not to do -- give you insulin, put their hand in your mouth, try to give you food or fluids -- if you pass out.

SOURCES:

University of Medicine Health System: "Hypoglycemia (Insulin Reaction)."

American Diabetes Association: "Living With Diabetes: Hypoglycemia (Low blood glucose)."

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: "Hypoglycemia."

MayoClinic.com: "Diabetic Coma."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 28, 2018

SOURCES:

University of Medicine Health System: "Hypoglycemia (Insulin Reaction)."

American Diabetes Association: "Living With Diabetes: Hypoglycemia (Low blood glucose)."

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: "Hypoglycemia."

MayoClinic.com: "Diabetic Coma."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 28, 2018

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