c. Treatment. Insulin shock is a critical situation, and the patient must be
treated immediately. Emergency treatment includes the following:
(1) Give a conscious patient orange juice, soft drinks which contain sugar,
sugar cubes, or candy to help raise his carbohydrate level.
(2) If the patient is unconscious, do no try to give him something to drink.
Instead follow this procedure:
(a) Establish an airway and administer oxygen.
(b) Rub a sugar cube on the patient's tongue. (Do not leave the sugar
cube in his mouth. The cube could become lodged in his throat).
Give treatment for complications such as shock or convulsions.
(d) Transport the patient immediately to a medical treatment facility.
(3) A patient will usually improve immediately after consuming sugar. Here
is a list of foods that supply an adequate amount of glucose:
(a) Nabisco Animal Crackers (4).
(b) Apple juice (4 ounces).
Orange juice (4 ounces).
(e) Coca-Cola (3 ounces).
Ginger ale (4 ounces).
(g) Corn syrup ( 2 level teaspoons).
(h) Gumdrops ( 10 small ones).
Honey (2 level teaspoons).
Wheat peanut butter crackers (3).