Millions of Americans throughout the nation suffer from diabetes. However, noticing the disorder in others can be very difficult sometimes, especially for the law enforcement officers. The second annual Diabetes Alert Day for law enforcement was observed by Columbus Regional Health and the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Department.
The event provided the officers an opportunity to learn how to identify people who may be actually suffering from a medical emergency, including low blood sugar, but appear to be uncooperative. According to Muscogee County Sheriff John Darr, the information given was incredibly important. Through the event, the officers also learnt proper assessment of patients and transition from a confrontation to a medical emergency response.