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Glucagon or Glycogen?

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by sooz, Jul 26, 2012.

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  1. ChristineJ

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    I think price will likely depend on your insurance. For DS, I had to pay the "non-formulary" copay for his Glucagon, so Tier 3. They wouldn't cover Glucagen at all.

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    I dug ours out last night to see which brand we have - Glucagon - but as I was looking at them, I discovered one of the syringes is broken at the top. When I did a practice with our old glucagon, the syringe shattered in my hand. Has anyone else had problems with the syringes having breaks in them?
     
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    Just refilled our Glucagon the other day so I still have the CVS label, before insurance 2 kits were INS: $263.37 (not sure what INS is but assume that is what they bill the insurance co) according to the CVS label but all I had to pay was 1 co-pay for 2 kits.
     
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    I'd always wondered about the references to "Big Red"....

    I now know that Glucagon is by Eli Lilly and is in a Red Case!! hmmmm.....

    In Australia.... we have GlucaGen Hypokit by Novo Nordisk... that is in an Orange case!!

    Always something new to learn on CWD :)
     
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    It is so interesting to hear about the differences in different countries, isn't it? I always have to try to figure out the different blood glucose measurements in Canada and GB vrs. the USA for example. I can't remember which way Australia does it. I did not know about glucagen either, I just thought it was all called glucagon.
     
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