Glucagon Medication Information
Since severe low blood sugar can be fatal, you should always have a glucagon kit with you if you have diabetes and a tendency to develop low blood sugar. Glucagon is approved for use in children and adults, and it works in the liver by converting glycogen (the stored form of glucose) into glucose (sugar).
This medication is not appropriate for everyone; your healthcare provider needs complete information on your medical history and what medicines you are taking before prescribing glucagon.
It's important that you, as well as those around you, know how to use this drug in the case of a low blood sugar emergency. Make sure others know that you have a glucagon kit and where you keep it.
(Click Glucagon for more information on this medication and the benefits it offers. This article also discusses what else you should tell your healthcare provider, lists possible side effects, and explains what to do in cases of overdose.)