Live Rescue: Man Saved from Diabetic Seizure (Season 1) | A&E

Live Rescue: Man Saved from Diabetic Seizure (Season 1) | A&E


[radio chatter] [beep] – We’ll that call in [inaudible]
for a non-alert diabetic. So we will go in, and we
will check blood sugar and see what we’re dealing with. – They’re right behind us.
– They’re right behind us. – Oh, perfect. Hi. What’s going on? – OK. Are you able to move
your dog, please? – That’s his dog. OK. Do you mind grabbing the dog? Hi, can you speak? – Can you speak? It looks like he’s got
an insulin pump on. – Right. What’s it say, diabetes? – So yeah, his blood
sugar reading is low. So we’re going to start an IV. [beep] – Go to go.
– Good? – Yeah. – We’re infusing a bag
of dextrose and saline. – Yeah. So it looks like
he might have been having a little hypoglycemic
or a little low blood sugar. – Is that– [beep] – –finger there, please. – [inaudible] – Hi. How you doing? – You had low blood sugar. – Yeah, we’re with
the fire department. – We had to give you some sugar. How you feeling? – Good. – Good? – Yeah. – What’s your name? – Richard? – Hey, Richard, have you been
having episodes lately where your sugar is going up and down? – OK, have you been
feeling ill otherwise? – OK. How are you feeling right now? Do you want us to
try to sit you up, or do you think you need
to be seen in the emergency department? – 2 minutes? – OK, very good. – You’re at a– on a green
belt. Looks like maybe you were walking your dog? – OK. – Yeah, he’s right over here– – He’s– – –with a– a nice
gentleman that stopped. – Where’s Rufus? Rufus is over here being petted. He’s just resting in the grass. Your neighbor was kind
enough to take care of Rufus while we took care of you. What do you think, Richard,
are you feeling any better? Do you want to try to sit up? – Yeah. – OK. – What would you
like to do today? Do you want us to try to
get you– get a release, so you can stay home? – And take your dog home? All right, I’m going
to call into our doctor and make sure it’s OK with
him or her that you stay home. And in the meantime,
you just relax. – OK. So this gentleman had an
episode of low blood sugar. We started an IV. His low blood sugar
has since resolved. His vital signs are
otherwise normal. He says he does not want
to be seen in the emergency department. Oftentimes we want to make
sure that these people have a meal ready for them, so they
don’t have a rebound episode of low blood sugar. And we like to have somebody
with them, if possible, so they can at least be watched
for the next couple of hours. So if this occurs again,
they’re not alone. Because if it happens and
you’re alone, it can be very– have a very bad outcome. – Don’t forget Rufus. – Yes. Thank you. OK.

100 thoughts on “Live Rescue: Man Saved from Diabetic Seizure (Season 1) | A&E

  1. This is just all kinds of wholesome. Rufus getting some petting by hero neighbor, and man coming back to in the calmest of ways

  2. I hope they made sure someone was with him when they released him. You can die from hypoglycemia so I reallyyyyyy hope a relative or caretaker was somewhere in the background ready to take him home 🥺

  3. That old man is one cool cat. I love how his first thought was about his pet, and how is pet stayed with him. I know my dog would have been like hers my chance see ya.

  4. After I have an epileptic seizure my legs are shaky for an hour or two. This guy is something else to be getting up and walking just like that! Good for him

  5. Know how he feels .. i wss in a coma for 10days … lucky to be here .. hypos are horrible … the feeling is terrible …. drops you .. as this man is showing us …. hope hes ok …

  6. Thank you kind people for helping this man & his faithful companion Rufus who loves us which is evident in this video. ( actually just saw a video with a man saying dogs don't love us & aren't loyal..LOL)

  7. Geez I swear the other day me and my girl were leaving from having dinner we seen a guy have a seizure outside Office Depot and it was pouring good thing a couple people stopped and helped

  8. Type 1 diabetes needs to be called something else. Idiots like to assume type 1 diabetes is the exact same thing as type 2 and it’s extremely disrespectful/ annoying

  9. Diabetes is such a sad thing this guy seems like he is in great shape for his age but he still has diabetes I hope we find a permanent cure soon

  10. The world would be a better place if we all choose to care for each other; there is nothing greater than human kindness.

  11. This brought tears to my eyes, these people are amazing people showing so much heart to a complete stranger. I hope y'all know how much you are truly appreciated.

  12. I like this show, but could someone explain to me how this doesnt violate some sort of HIPAA violation? Especially with it being "live" how could they get a release form or something.

  13. This is very scary, especially having family members with diabetes. We shouldn't be wasting taxes elsewhere, we need tax money being spent on our citizens. More care centers/communities where people can live their life and be safe while alone(having people always checking up) since society sometimes doesn't work that way.

  14. Ugh it makes me cringe so much when they put the needle in him like I went “🥴🥴🥴” but I’m glad he’s ok

  15. This makes me want to start a go fund me page to raise the money to get Ricard a service dog. Cause it has been proven that a service dog can be trained to sense when a diebtic is about to hit a dagerisly low blood sugar level

  16. What I don’t understand is how slow the medical teams in the United States is. I see that the police, fire, ambulance act super fast.

  17. That's so scary my grandma has diabetes and I fear the worst because she lives alone and going through kemo I hope this never happens to her while she's alone😭

  18. I'm not diabetics so I don't know but don't u feel a difference when u start feeling low not saying it's his fault but I'm curious to know if u get signals I assume it feels like when ur out of energy sluggish and if they do why did he wait that long.

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