If left untreated, severe hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) can lead to diabetic shock, a dangerous condition that requires immediate medical attention. Having a medical alert system in your home can help you avoid complications that can come from diabetic shock, including coma or even death.
Diabetic shock can occur when a diabetic person has too much insulin in their system, too little food, or they’ve exercised too much. Diabetic shock may come on gradually or all at once, so it’s important to know the warning signs.
Over 20 million Americans live with diabetes, and around half of them are seniors. Medical alert systems aren’t made exclusively for seniors, but having one in the home can be extra beneficial to seniors living with diabetes. Here are four ways a medical alert system can help you manage your diabetes and help you avoid diabetic shock.