One of the few times I actually like to carry glucagon with me is when I'm travelling, since I pretty much am never travelling alone. I'm going to be doing a lot of travelling over the next six months, so am going to get a prescription for a glucagon kit from my doctor when I see him in March.
The last few times I've picked up a glucagon kit it didn't come in the nice red case that you guys down in the States get. Instead, it came in a flimsy cardboard package. This discouraged me from bringing it anywhere because a) there were no instructions (other than the unfolding 8-point-font ones), b) there was no nice, visible, bright red case to carry it in, and c) the package got crushed as soon as I tried putting it anything. I did rig up a case that came with one of my Humalog pens so that it worked, but that only solved the last problem and was not the greatest solution because you had to be careful when opening it that the needle didn't fall out onto the floor.
I swear I remember having a glucagon kit when I was a kid that was in a red case, but I went for about ten years not getting one as a teenager/young adult, and now none of the pharmacists I've tried talking to over the past few years have any idea what I'm talking about. Even Lilly reps I talked to at a diabetes conference a few years ago had no idea! Is this something the U.S. has but for some reason Canada doesn't?
Any Canadians know how to get a case? Maybe I just need to buy a different brand of glucagon or something (the last few were Lilly) ...