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When did you last refill your glucagon prescription?

 
     

Within the last year

 
 

68%

 

489

 
     

Within the last two years

 
 

10%

 

74

 
     

More than two years ago

 
 

3%

 

25

 
     

I've never refilled it

 
 

6%

 

44

 
     

I do not have a glucagon prescription

 
 

5%

 

38

 
     

I don't know what glucagon is

 
 

6%

 

45

 
 

When did you last refill your glucagon prescription?

Poll dates: March 11 - 18, 2001
Total Votes: 715

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. Kids should also have a glucagon kit at school.

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Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 16:36:50
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