Emergency Glucagon: Everything You Need to Know
Glucagon is a hormone that tells your liver to release its stored sugar (also known as glycogen) into your bloodstream. Emergency glucagon treatments can raise your blood sugar during severe hypoglycemia.
Anyone who takes insulin (or another medication that can cause low blood sugars) should have an emergency glucagon treatment.
Here, you can learn everything you need to know about glucagon!
Learn what glucagon is and how it can be used during severe low blood sugars.
Hypoglycemia and How to Treat ItHypoglycemia, also known as low blood sugar, is when your blood sugar level drops below 70. Having low blood sugar is dangerous and needs to be treated right away. Left untreated, hypoglycemia can lea...MORE
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How to Get Emergency Glucagon: CoPay Cards + Insurance DenialsWhat to do if your health insurance denies your request for newer emergency glucagon treatment productsMORE
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Newer Types of Glucagon
While there was only one type of emergency glucagon for decades, there are several newer and easier-to-use options available today!
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When to Use Glucagon
Let’s talk about when glucagon can be used to reverse severe low blood sugar and save your life.
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Save a Life: It’s Time to Learn About GlucagonEasy as an EpiPen, learn how to save a life with glucagon — because someone you know can have severe hypoglycemia, even if you don't know it!MORE
Can EMTs + Paramedics Administer Emergency Glucagon for Severe Hypoglycemia?Despite today’s modern 1-step glucagon options, the rules on who can administer glucagon have not been updated. MORE
Can Emergency Responders in Your Town Administer Glucagon?Not every emergency responder can administer glucagon. Find out whether an EMT near you can—and what to do if they can’t!MORE
Easing Worry & Anxiety
Low blood sugars are scary. Keeping glucagon with you at all times can help you cope with anxiety and worry about severe lows.
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How to Teach Your Kids about Possible Diabetes EmergenciesWhile it can feel scary to teach your kids about possible diabetes emergencies, feeling prepared can lower their anxiety. Here's how.MORE
Prepared for Everyday Life with Glucagon
Wherever you go, it’s always nice to have glucagon nearby.
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Severe Hypoglycemia Disaster Preparedness PlanSevere hypoglycemia can strike when you least expect it and be disastrous. Know what to do in the case of an emergency. MORE
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When Medications are Prescribed for Type 2 Diabetes ManagementDoctors follow a set of protocols to determine when to recommend medications to T2D patients. Learn when they're likely to prescribe them.MORE
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A Frightening Lack of Glucagon Access in MexicoAn ideal scenario would be to have multiple prescriptions of glucagon in your refrigerator, hoping never to use them.MORE
Emergency Glucagon for Type 2 Diabetes: “My blood sugar was 37 mg/dL…”If you take insulin as a person with type 2 diabetes, emergency glucagon could save your life during a severe low blood sugar. Learn more…MORE
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Stories & Interviews About Glucagon
Discussing glucagon with patients, doctors and industry leaders.