Basic Understanding of Diabetes

Nov 11 2021
12:45 - 13:45
Ballroom A

Basic Understanding of Diabetes

This session is designed to help Pre-hospital Care Practitioners better understand diabetes and how to properly care for and assist the Diabetic patient.

Diabetes refers to a group of diseases that affects the way your body uses blood glucose, commonly known as blood sugar. Glucose is your main source of energy for the cells that make up muscle and tissues. “Glucose is you main fuel”! During this session we will review diabetes and how it affects patients differently.

Maintaining your diabetes is a full time responsibility. Diabetics who are non-compliant with their diet and medication often become patients and require Diabetic Emergency Care. Diabetes can lead to serious life threatening complications.

During this session we will review a unique slide show that will show how diabetes affects obese patients and patients that are bed bounded.

We will discuss the treatment and care for diabetic patients at the basic and advanced level.

Objectives:

1. Will better understand diabetes.

2. Will understand how diabetes affects patients.

3. Understand the risk of diabetes.

4. Review the Emergency Care for diabetic patient.