When did you last refill your glucagon prescription?
Within the last year
Within the last two years
More than two years ago
I've never refilled it
I do not have a glucagon prescription
I don't know what glucagon is
When did you last refill your glucagon prescription?Poll dates: May 18 - 25, 2003
Total Votes: 499
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.
A study published in Diabetes Care in 2001 entitled Mini-Dose Glucagon Rescue for Hypoglycemia in Children With Type 1 Diabetes reported that small doses of glucagon are effective in staving off hypoglycemia in kids who cannot eat due to illness.
The table below compares results of last week's poll with answers from previous years:
Answer May 2003 March 2002 March 2001 Within the last year 72% 71% 68% Within the last two years 9% 7% 10% More than two years ago 3% 3% 3% Never refilled 4% 3% 6% Don't have glucagon 5% 8% 5% Don't know what glucagon is 5% 4% 6%
Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 15:37:26
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