November Marks National Diabetes Month
Diabetes is a disease that plagues over 29 million Americans today. Those who suffer from this condition are incapable of producing the necessary enzyme, insulin, that works to digest sugar. A lack of insulin creates a buildup of sugar in the bloodstream, ultimately damaging nerves, blood vessels, kidneys and the heart.
A study conducted by the National Heart Association in 2012 discovered that about 70% of those diagnosed with diabetes will die from some kind of heart failure. In fact, findings concluded that those with diabetes were 8 times more likely to die from sudden cardiac arrest than people without diabetes.
Are you prepared to assist if your loved one goes into sudden cardiac arrest?
Emergency Treatment for Cardiac Arrest
Cardiac arrest can occur at any time, so knowing how to handle these kinds of situations can increase the likelihood of a successful recovery.
Signs of Cardiac Arrest:
- Shortness of breath
- Loss of responsiveness
- Gasping for air
What You Should Do:
- Call for help
- Check for breathing
- Dial 911
- Find an AED if possible
- Administer CPR until an EMS member arrives
Learning how to administer CPR and use an AED are crucial in these kinds of situations. Luckily, Cardiac Care & Safety, Inc. offers a range of safety courses for those looking to be prepared for any emergency.
Book Your CPR & AED Training in Philadelphia
At Cardiac Care & Safety, anyone can learn how to properly and confidently use an AED and administer CPR after participating in our CPR & AED training course. If you or your business require safety preparedness, contact us for a quote. We offer courses 7 days a week and travel directly to you.
Learn more about our safety services and how you can do your part this month to protect those diagnosed this diabetes!