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GLUCAGON ADMINISTRATION. Glucagon – the emergency drug for students with Type 1 diabetes. May be the Name Brand Glucagon or Glucagen Kit.

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glucagon administration

GLUCAGON ADMINISTRATION

Glucagon – the emergency drug for students with Type 1 diabetes.

May be the Name Brand Glucagon or Glucagen Kit

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Glucagon is a hormone that raises the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood. It is given by injection.It is used to treat severe hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).

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If the treating health care provider wants the student to have glucagon in an emergency situation, the glucagon will be ordered in the DMMP (Diabetes Medical Management Plan).

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the student with type 1 diabetes must have a glucagon kit available at all times
The student with Type 1 diabetes must have a glucagon kit available at all times.

The parents/guardians will supply the school with a glucagon kit.

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Glucagon/Glucagen Kit The kit contains a vial (bottle) of glucagon in powder form and a prefilled syringe with a special liquid.The 2 ingredients should only be mixed just before the glucagon is to be injected.

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Glucagon kit (cont.)οThe kit may be stored at room temperature.The kit should be carried in the student’s diabetes pack or kit.The student must be able to access the glucagon at all times during the school day!

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REMEMBER!!It is always better to check a student’s blood sugar level as often as needed to ensure that an emergency hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) situation does not occur!

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Trained Personnel:At least 1 (one) school employee in the building need to be trained on administering glucagon in case of an emergency.At least 1 (one) trained employee must accompany the student on field trips.

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