Home > Medical > Diabetes > What to do in a crisis What to do in a crisis All sections in Diabetes » About Diabetes » Diabetes & other Organs » Diabetes and Pregnancy » Diabetes and the Elderly » Children & Teens » Diet and Obesity » FAQs » Health Tips » Living with Diabetes » Multimedia » Diabetes News » Real-life Story » Support Groups » The Glycaemic Index » Treatment: Type 1 » Treatment: Type 2 » What to do in a crisis » Who is at risk Find out what to do when someone goes into a diabetic coma and how to perform first aid for a diabetic emergency. Learn more on diabetes first aid and crisis management here. First aid for diabetics There are two types of crises diabetics could have, both of which can result in a coma if no action is taken. You and your child’s diabetic friend If your child’s friend is diabetic, you need to know how to recognise an emergency and which steps to take. Diabetic comas Diabetic comas can be the result of both hyperglycaemia and hypoglycaemia. load more From our sponsor 10 facts about diabetes and insulin you need to know Should I be using insulin?