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Glucagon?? Help Please

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by HannahB, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. HannahB

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    Does anyone know how many carbohydrates are in the entire injection of glucagon?
     
  2. Lisa P.

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    There are no carbohydrates in glucagon.

    Glucagon is not sugar, it is a hormone that makes your liver release sugar.

    Are you in an emergency situation right now?
     
  3. emm142

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    Yeah, seconding Lisa's response. Definitely do not bolus for any of the glucagon injection, even if you think you gave enough for BG to go high.

    If you are in an emergency right now, remember to give fast acting sugar the moment the person regains consciousness. After the liver has released glucose in response to glucagon the liver has to take it back, so you need to provide some carbohydrate so that can happen.
     

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