Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Diabetes: When to go to the emergency room for this disease?

diabetes is a chronic disease It occurs when the pancreas, a glandular organ found in the abdomen, does not produce enough insulin or when the body does not effectively use this hormone that regulates blood sugar, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). tells.

when the situation is out of control Various health problems can occur and can cause blindness, kidney failure, myocardial infarction, amputation of lower limbs, stroke among others.

as well, Diabetes may require patients to go to the ERTherefore it is important that diabetics recognize which cases are emergencies and when it is time to go to the hospital.

People with diabetes may find themselves in situations that require a trip to the emergency room. Photo: Freepik

When should I go to the emergency room for diabetes?

Highlights the importance of the Mexican Diabetes Federation (FMD) Be aware of situations that require immediate medical attention And this is one reason to go to the emergency room:

Such reasons include:

  • Your temperature remains high (38ºC or higher) despite treatment for at least two days.
  • Your body is not tolerating solid or liquid food.
  • You have been vomiting or sick for more than 6 hours.
  • You still have a high blood sugar level (>250mgr/dL). Even after proper adjustments are made.
  • Your glucose level is less than 70mgr/dL.
  • You notice vision difficulties, you have balance problems or have difficulty speaking.
  • You have trouble moving your arm or leg normally.
  • You experience severe symptoms such as chest pain, abdominal pain, trouble sleeping that is not normal for you, or trouble breathing.

In any of the above cases, it is recommended to start by calling the family doctor while finding a way to the emergency room, because These symptoms and signs could be problems related to diabetes, such as:

  • Hyperglycemia: loss sugar level They are bigger than normal.
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Body you don’t have enough insulin to allow blood sugar to enter cells To use it as energy. Instead, the liver breaks down fat for energy, a process that produces acids called ketones.
  • Hypoglycemia: Glucose level is lower than normal.
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