Low sugars will be lethargic or confused or will just be weird.
Heat issues manifest when there is an environmental element as the primary equation.
Figuring out if somebody is having a stroke or a diabetic crisis is one of the harder ones to do..... until you check their sugar.
Typically by the time EMS sees a low sugar problem, the patient has gotten past the agitated/nervous/diaphoretic stage and into the lethargic/confused/weird stage. That's when other people notice that there's a problem and call for help. Mycrofft's experience includes watching patients known for having these problems, so he got to watch people progress through early hypoglycemia before they get "loggy" as he says.Low sugars under say forty will get loggy, true, but early on they are agitated nervous diaphoretic etc. After six years as the RN in charge of the day shift for a diabetic/asthmatic/detox/etc section, I have some idea.
If it is in your protocols, no. If you show up on scene with your own BGL meter and are not allowed (protocols state otherwise) to take one, then they will probably not take as kindly to it. I would think if you are able to give oral glucose you should be able to check a BGL... but that would make to much sense... and when do they ever do that.is learning to take a BGL difficult (i have an aunt with a diabetic daughter, i assume she could teach me) would responding EMTs get mad if I took one?