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When should i give a glucagon injection?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Person can't eat: Glucagon kits are available for the emergency treatment of someone with diabetes whose sugar has dropped so low that they cannot safely eat or drink to bring their sugar up themselves. If they do not answer questions, or their answers are very confused or sound slurred, and you believe their sugar is low, a glucagon shot may help them recover enough to eat or drink to keep the sugar up.
Dr. Susan Wingo
Dr. Susan Wingo commented
Endocrinology 33 years experience
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Also, if a person is awake and alert enough to give themselves a glucagon shot, they should eat or drink something instead.
May 22, 2012

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