All Press Releases for March 13, 2013

First Aid Training Offered for People in the UK with Diabetes

How diabetes affects people with this condition, and the benefits of having First aid training in the workplace to deal with such an emergency.

    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, March 13, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The majority of people with diabetes control their condition through diet, medication and/or insulin injections, however emergencies can occur for a number of reasons. It is vital that work colleagues, whether office workers, construction employees or anybody who works in the care sector have the appropriate skills to deal with such conditions such as a diabetic coma or insulin shock. Every workplace in the UK should have somebody skilled to deliver first aid for diabetes and also for other kinds of emergencies.

Insulin shock occurs when the blood sugar levels become abnormally low and this condition is known as hypo-glycaemia, generally due to too much insulin being taken, or a diabetic missing meals or possibly after exercise if the blood sugar level is not monitored closely. A diabetic coma, on the other hand, results from too much sugar (hyperglycaemia); victims may be confused or completely lose consciousness. A diabetic coma can occur when blood-sugar levels are extremely high, this condition in diabetes is generally most common in diabetics who are not even aware that they have the disease. High blood sugar is often accompanied by frequent urination, which - in turn - can also cause dehydration, leading to confusion, allied with persistent low energy levels. GK First Aid Training will prepare participants to deal with any of these emergency medical situations.

GK First Aid Training offers training in first aid courses in all the major cities of England. Courses cover a wide range of issues from first aid to fire warden training and can be tailored to the specific needs of each company. The main aim of first aid training is to ensure the quality of the course, but you will also find the pricing is competitive .Open courses are held regularly in large cities such as London, Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds. First aid training is provided for a number of different industry sectors. One of the advantages of on site training is that you as the client, can select the date that any training course is delivered. This allows several employees to receive training at the same time - up to 12 can be accommodated. First aid courses can vary in length from 3 hours up to 3 days or even longer for specialized courses. GK First Aid Training's courses are Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and comply with the syllabus for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

By the year 2020 the number of diabetics in the UK is expected to exceed 4 million.

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GK First Aid Training deliver first aid training courses London and throughout the UK. We offer a wide variety of First Aid Courses which are both Health and safety Executive (HSE) and OFSTED approved.

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Mark Cody
GK Safety
Liverpool, Merseyside
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