FAQ Level 3 Award for First Responders on Scene: Emergency First Responder (RQF) FROS® - Online Blended Part 1

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Diabetes

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Diabetes Overview

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is the less common form, accounting for 5% to 15% of all diabetes cases. It results from the body's inability to produce any insulin and cannot be prevented.

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes, often associated with adulthood, is typically linked to being overweight. In this form, the body cannot produce enough insulin.

Common Diabetes Symptoms

The most prevalent symptoms of diabetes include:

  • Increased thirst
  • Weight loss
  • Blurred vision
  • Tiredness
  • Frequent urination
  • Slow healing of wounds

The modern lifestyle, characterized by a poor diet and lack of exercise, is contributing to the rising prevalence of type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes in the UK

Currently, there are approximately 2.5 million people living with diabetes in the UK. It is estimated that more than half a million people have the condition but are unaware of it.

Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia

Hyperglycemia refers to excessively high blood sugar levels, while hypoglycemia signifies dangerously low blood sugar levels, often treated with a sugar drink.

Treatment for Diabetic Emergencies

For diabetic emergencies, treatments include:

  • Glucose liquids
  • Glucose gels
  • Glucose tablets

Early treatment is crucial in managing diabetic emergencies.

Learning Outcomes:
  • IPOSi Unit four LO2.1, 2.2, 2.3 & 2.4