Call 911 if the person has:
1. Note Time When Symptoms First Appeared
- Tell emergency personnel the exact time when you first noticed symptoms.
- Depending on the type of stroke, there is a medicine that may reduce long-term effects if given within four and a half hours of when the first symptom appears. The earlier, the better.
- If the person is diabetic, check the blood glucose (sugar) level. Treat low glucose with a glucose tablet, glass of orange juice or other sugary drink or food, or a glucagon injection (if the person is not able to swallow).