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.
Me too! Thanks Emily for giving us this opportunity to participate.
This survey has been approved by the TuDiabetes Administration.
Done. Good survey.
I started doing it but didn't complete it as I've never needed assistance for a hypo and don't own a glucagon kit due to living alone. It had the category "not applicable" at first but then didn't so I couldn't continue with it.
They asked a very odd question.
"would you be likely to use this on yourself in an emergency"
If It was an emergency I doubt I could be able to use it.
Yeah I agree Timothy But oh well.
But some members of Tu have managed to do that. Why not injecting glucagon when there are no glucose tabs available?
If I was dropping rapidly as in straight down arrows on my Dexcom and approaching 30s, I would not hesitate to give myself a glucagon shot. That's why I carry one with me.
For 24 of my 25 years with D, I never had a problem with fast drops and I had strong physical symptoms of lows so could treat them in plenty of time. Because of that, I never bothered to carry a glucagon kit.
The last year things have changed for me. I am more hypo unaware and have more of a tendency to drop really fast within minutes. I think I could use a glucagon kit on myself in less time than I could make a 911 call if I am approaching low enough numbers. Especially if it were a premixed pen like the survey talked about.
Good idea I've done that a few times myself
Holger I done just that on Friday night but the high after being 21 was outrageous! LOL!
ur real lucky there Zoe not to have had a low that needs asistance. I can't say that for even the last 2 months.