• injection
  • The one time I needed a glucagon injection, I didn't have any. (diabeteshealth.com)
  • Glucagon rescue is the emergency injection of glucagon in case of severe diabetic hypoglycemia. (wikipedia.org)
  • The glucagon rescue kit facilitates rapid rescue by a simple injection, which does not require medical expertise, and can be done quickly and easily outside of a medical facility. (wikipedia.org)
  • User information for 'GlucaGen HypoKit' from Novo Nordisk[dead link] User information for 'Glucagon Emergency Kit' from Eli Lilly and Company 'GlucaGen Hypo Kit' elearning course Archived 13 February 2013 at Archive.is "Glucagon for Injection, rDNA formulation" (PDF). (wikipedia.org)
  • Diabetic hypoglycemia can be mild, recognized easily by the patient, and reversed with a small amount of carbohydrates eaten or drunk, or it may be severe enough to cause unconsciousness requiring intravenous dextrose or an injection of glucagon. (wikipedia.org)
  • reconstitution
  • The reconstitution process makes using glucagon cumbersome, although there are a number of products now in development from a number of companies that aim to make the product easier to use. (wikipedia.org)
  • After the contents of the syringe are injected into the glucagon bottle, the administrator must determine if the reconstitution appears appropriate: clear with a water-like consistency. (wikipedia.org)
  • vial
  • Rescue has been simplified by the development of the glucagon hypoglycemia rescue kit, consisting of: biosynthetic human glucagon, in a freeze dried form within a vial, a sturdy syringe, pre-filled with a sterile diluting solution, and a conspicuous red or orange colored plastic storage box, which includes instructions. (wikipedia.org)
  • release
  • Glucagon causes the kidneys to release water from the body. (anabolicminds.com)
  • While glucagon can be used clinically to treat various forms of hypoglycemia, it is contraindicated in patients with pheochromocytoma, as it can induce the tumor to release catecholamines, leading to a sudden elevation in blood pressure. (wikipedia.org)
  • Likewise, glucagon is contraindicated in patients with an insulinoma, as its hyperglycemic effect can induce the tumor to release insulin, leading to rebound hypoglycemia. (wikipedia.org)
  • severe
  • The following scientific study papers may be of interest to those wishing to learn more about glucagon rescue in severe hypoglycemia: Kedia, Nitil (2011). (wikipedia.org)
  • Subject
  • glucagon-like peptide receptor at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain. (wikipedia.org)
  • Units
  • A quick shot in the abdomen of a couple of "units" of glucagon and you cancel out the surplus insulin coursing through your veins, and stop the progression of the hypo. (insulin-pumpers.org)
  • action
  • The action of glucagon on cardiac performance was studied in 21 isolated cat papillary muscle preparations, in 13 spontaneously beating cat atria, in 15 intact dog hearts, and in 4 isolated perfused dog hindlimbs. (ahajournals.org)