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 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. Diabetic comas Diabetic comas can be the result of both hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar) and hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar). 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. Quiz Assess your diabetes risk » Ask Diabetes expert » Check Glycaemic index tool » Quiz Am I eating right for my diabetes? » 'Let it go' - a diabetic parody of Frozen's theme song A snapshot of diabetes in SA load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Occlusal disease, a modern day dental problem Breakfast like a King Alzheimer’s disease – incurable but preventable Cancer is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many.