This leaflet is created from first aid advice provided by St John Ambulance, the nation's leading first aid charity. This advice is no substitute for first aid training - find a training course near you.
High blood sugar levels (hyperglycaemia) over a long period can result in unconsciousness. Usually the person will drift into this state over a few days. Hyperglycaemia requires urgent treatment in hospital.
Your aim is to arrange urgent removal of the person to hospital.
If the person is unconscious:
Note: these hints are no substitute for thorough knowledge of first aid. St John Ambulance holds first aid courses throughout the country.
This leaflet was taken from the St John Ambulance website: hyperglycaemia. Copyright for this leaflet is with St John Ambulance.