where people touched by diabetes help each other.

I have a silly question. when and if someone has to use the glucagon shot do you have to be passed out of how low to actually use it?

Submit
22 Answers
I know another type 1 that used the shot to treat a severe low. But never passed out. So answer is no?

We may all pass out at different levels so no certain rule would apply I guess.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2000.
Boise, ID
really? hmmmm I was always told to use it if passed out. thanks though.

Living with type 2 diabetes since 1997.
Lincoln, GBR
Its only ever been used on me when I have been passed out/unconscious

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2000.
Boise, ID
see that makes more sense to me then administering it while awake and concious.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2014.
Toronto, CAN
If you are conscious you should be using some kind of drink or food to bring your levels back up. The glucagon is used when the person will not cooperate or is unconscious. I have had to use it for my mom before when she didn't wake up.

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2006. supporting a spouse with type 1 diabetes since 1999.
Grosse Pointe Park, MI
I have used it on my daughter when she had the flu and was throwing up. She was on shots at the time so she had long acting insulin on board...that's how we kept her from going too low. When using in this was the shot does not need to be hiven all at once and it does not need to be adminstered

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2006. supporting a spouse with type 1 diabetes since 1999.
Grosse Pointe Park, MI
In the muscle. It can be given just like a regular shot

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2006. supporting a spouse with type 1 diabetes since 1999.
Grosse Pointe Park, MI
You can also use glucagon if someone accidentally gave themselves a shot of quick acting when they thought it was their long acting.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2014.
Toronto, CAN
I didn't think about that**** Good point!

Submit