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Glucagon Injections

When injecting glucagon to treat dangerously low blood sugar, follow the step-by-step directions that come with the kit. Almost always, this medication is injected just under the skin, although a trained healthcare professional can inject the medication into a vein or muscle. The skin of a buttock, arm, or thigh is typically recommended.
It's also important to roll the person on their side before he or she wakes up. People sometimes vomit when waking up after having low blood sugar, and lying flat on the back increases the risk of inhaling the vomit.
(For a closer look at how this drug is injected, click Glucagon. This article tells you what you need to know in order to use glucagon safely and offers a complete overview of glucagon's effects in the body, generic availability, side effects, and more.)
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