B R A N T F O S T E R
&
K I M O A S
“Sweet & Low”
Short recap
 How low is low?
 When do we take action?
 What action do we take?
 After action analysis (learning from e...
Time to Act!
 Tools: The “Go Bag” usually has everything in it. Get
familiar with the contents.
 What’s usually in it?
...
What to do, what to do?!?
 Establish a good , reliable blood glucose reading.
 “Rule of 15”
 If you can feed them:
 15...
What if they can’t eat?
 Use the Gel / Honey
 Yell for help Call 911 if advised to ahead of time
 Lay person on their s...
Don’t Panic!
 What if… unconscious or seizing?
 Dial 911!
 Gel/honey
 Glucagon®
 Review Glucagon
 Recap with Scenari...
Glucagon ®
 Unconscious or seizing
 Bright red or orange plastic case.
 Prefilled syringe with a vial
 4 steps on insi...
Highs
 When to act depends on your physician
recommendations.
 Predetermined upper threshold.
 Checking for ketones
 C...
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Authored by Brant P. Foster, RN, a long time friend and contributor to the Texas Lions Camp. This seminar is for the Advanced Diabetes Seminar 2014 at TLC.

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Sweet & low

  1. 1. B R A N T F O S T E R & K I M O A S “Sweet & Low”
  2. 2. Short recap  How low is low?  When do we take action?  What action do we take?  After action analysis (learning from events)
  3. 3. Time to Act!  Tools: The “Go Bag” usually has everything in it. Get familiar with the contents.  What’s usually in it?  Glucose tabs  Juice box  Candy? (not chocolate)  Glucose gel / honey packets  Glucagon®
  4. 4. What to do, what to do?!?  Establish a good , reliable blood glucose reading.  “Rule of 15”  If you can feed them:  15grams of carbohydrates  Wait 15 minutes  Recheck BG  If below target, repeat process  If before a meal , these carbs DO NOT COUNT towards the meal count!
  5. 5. What if they can’t eat?  Use the Gel / Honey  Yell for help Call 911 if advised to ahead of time  Lay person on their side  Squeeze the lower cheek full of gel or honey and massage into their gums  Wait 15 mins and recheck then feed them!
  6. 6. Don’t Panic!  What if… unconscious or seizing?  Dial 911!  Gel/honey  Glucagon®  Review Glucagon  Recap with Scenarios
  7. 7. Glucagon ®  Unconscious or seizing  Bright red or orange plastic case.  Prefilled syringe with a vial  4 steps on inside of cover  Deep Intramuscular injection  Roll on side for potential vomiting
  8. 8. Highs  When to act depends on your physician recommendations.  Predetermined upper threshold.  Checking for ketones  Calling for help  Usually outlined in a survival manual or sick day flowsheet.

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