A co-worker went into diabetic shock on Monday. The good news is that she is fine...but the bad news is that not many of us knew what to do to help.
So, in an effort to ease people's anxiety, we had a safety meeting yesterday where we went over warning signs of low blood sugar and high blood sugar. You might be interested to know that people with low blood sugar are usually cranky. So, let me just answer the question that I've been asked all day long. NO. I don't have low blood sugar right now.
Anyway, our Operations Manager asked us, "What do you do if the diabetic goes into an unresponsive state?"
And another co-worker said "Give them CPR."
So the Ops Manager said, "No. No, that would be very bad."
At a couple of blank looks, he went on to explain the difference between your heart not beating (and thus needing CPR) and someone passing out (where the person does NOT need CPR, and you should proabably call 911).
I'm just saying, if you're a diabetic and need a job, you probably don't want to work here. We're likely going to make matters worse.
14 hours ago