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Low blood sugar - resources and lesson plans

People with low blood sugar may be feeling weak, sweaty with cold clammy skin, or displaying strange actions or behaviour. This first aid lesson teaches students how to recognise the symptoms of low blood sugar, and respond appropriately.

Lesson overview – low blood sugar

This first aid lesson teaches students how to recognise and respond to someone with low blood sugar. It also covers diabetes, including the terms hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia.

The lesson plan is split into suggested short activities, such as a first aid scenario where the students take turns to ask a ‘casualty’ questions, identify their symptoms and apply appropriate treatment.

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Pupil practising a head bandage.

More information

Get more information about a diabetic emergency in our first aid advice.

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