Lesson 6 Medication

  • It is always best to consult your doctor when receiving medication.
  • If the doctor has advised you to take a certain drug when certain symptoms appear, then do not take more than advised or stop taking it when feeling better before the suggested duration.
  • Not taking the prescribed drugs can worsen your health and disrupt the work of many months for curing a condition.
  • Moreover, avoiding the treatment for a condition, such as hypertension, can lead to more dangerous health conditions in the future.

Working with diabetes – Insulin

In diabetes, because your body cannot properly controlling the level of sugar in the body, there can be two negative results.

The first is hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), which can lead to weakness, confusion and coma, and, in the long term, to various diseases.

The most dangerous is hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), which can lead to fatigue, headaches, sweating, and, eventually, to confusion and passing out. In some cases, it may lead to admission to the Emergency Department of a hospital.

If you find yourself with someone who is diabetic,

Do not be alarmed!

Most individuals are trained in managing their sugar levels.

If you feel that your diabetic coworker is acting in a weird manner (for example: he/she can not communicate with you properly, is feeling out of breath without any reason, or tells you that he/she is not feeling well), there are two steps for you to take.

  • Communicate with that person about taking insulin or eating something high in sugar, such as fruit juice.
  • If he/she remains unresponsive, then contact emergency services. Do not take any unnecessary action, as it may lead to a worse problem.