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Glucagon is an important medication for everyone who uses insulin. Do you have glucagon?

 
      We have unexpired glucagon at home  
  43%   (294)  
      We have unexpired glucagon at home and school  
  37%   (254)  
      We have expired glucagon at home  
  5%   (39)  
      We have expired glucagon at home and school  
  1%   (9)  
      We don't have glucagon  
  10%   (69)  
      Other  
  1%   (8)  
 

Glucagon is an important medication for everyone who uses insulin. Do you have glucagon?

Poll dates: April 11 - 18, 1999
Total Votes: 673

Glucagon is a hormone that raises the level of glucose in the blood. The alpha cells of the pancreas, in areas called the islets of Langerhans, make glucagon when the body needs to put more sugar into the blood.

Everyone who uses insulin should have a Glucagon Emergency Kit for Diabetic Insulin Reaction on hand at all times to counteract severe hypoglycemia that causes loss of consciousness, or if sugar cannot be given.

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