Please take a survey to help researchers understand hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) in people with diabetes. TuDiabetes is partnering with researchers at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) to better understand the frequency of hypoglycemia and use of glucagon emergency kits (GEKs) in the diabetes community. The GRID (Glucagon Rescue for Insulin-Dependent Diabetes) survey is available online here (if you can’t access that link, please copy/paste this url into your web browser: http://goo.gl/7vmeC ). You must be at least 18 years old to participate, and you must either have diabetes or be a caretaker (parent, spouse, etc) of someone with diabetes. This study is led by Dr. Nate Heintzman and Dr. Steven Edelman at UCSD.
I personaly don't like the tabs but that a part of each to his own huh?
Doris, I feel you're misunderstanding what I'm saying. I wasn't talking about having a glucagon shot done by someone else if you are unconscious! I'm sure that is a life saver and worth any side effects or highs. You are right - much better to be here!
What I was responding to was a couple people saying they just took glucagon shots instead of glucose tabs or whatever each person prefers for lows when they're conscious I was also cautioning against having someone "feed you" anything when you are unconscious or barely conscious, as I've read that has killed more people by choking.
Guess i did sorry.
Oh no problem! It's easy to misunderstand when everyone is talking at once..lol. On the topic of glucose tabs I do confess that I know I push them sometimes. It's because so many people say, "oh I was low and then I ate a banana split and now I'm 300" so I suggest using the tabs because they're fast, you can measure and you won't overdo!
On the glucagon thing I'm just grateful that people who tend to have unconscious lows have someone to give them the shot! Thank goodness for those people!
Oh, and to reply to your other thread, you've never offended me!Sorry if I offended you when you thought I was saying you shouldn't use glucagon!
That's Ok I'm just kinda a straight shooter and I tend to say what I think and I wanted everyone to know that about me! LOL!
Zoe - I have gastroparesis and sometimes go low just after eating. Glucose tabs don't seem to work well if my stomach is already occupied with food. Taking a small dose does not give me any of the side-effects that you refer to. I use 15 units of glucagon in an insulin syringe. The entire glucagon vial contains over 100 units.
I have the gasteroparasis thingy too. Tend to agree with u on what u just posted
When can we get this pen?? I want it now!!!!!!!!
I also took the survey.
The study was completely disingenuous.. This so called "study" was solely exploring how to effectively MARKET their new glucagon product(s).
There was NO exploration of hypo anything, simply a tangible pre-supposition we all want to and will gladly use Glucagon. It appears they want to sell us their new product, and want some marketing data to do so...
Merely my opinion,