Glucagen Kit

By riquelskyy Latest Reply 2011-09-01 21:14:56 -0500
Started 2011-08-19 18:00:32 -0500

My insurance doesn't cover the glucagen kit. Do I really need it?

5 replies

Jupeto 2011-09-01 21:14:56 -0500 Report

Here is the question not asked. Are you ready to go into a diabetic coma and die/ That is the worst that can happen. If you take a glucagon kit with you, or have one every where you can think, you are less apt to go into a Diabetic Coma. It can save your life. i have 5 aroubnd the house, the car, my office, refrigerator, bedroom. everyone knows what to do if they find me unconcious and not respoding to their wake up prodding. are they worth it - definitely. have I ever had to use one - no but was close once to a coma and don't want to take the chance of not waking up from passing out. It happend too quickly. I even went to the police and fire department and told them abou this med, they carry them on their 1st repsonders vehicles. Another goosd thing for us - a quick pull from the dark side of Diabetes. get a kit.

jayabee52 2011-08-20 17:36:15 -0500 Report

If you have many serious lows, it is worth it even if ins doesn't cover it. It could be the difference between living and dying. What is that worth to you?

Type1Lou 2011-08-20 15:14:40 -0500 Report

If you've had some really low blood sugars and you do not respond quickly enough to glucose tabs or other fast-acting glucose, glucagon may save your life. In the past year, my husband had to inject me with glucagon on two occasions. I was hospitalized for 1.5 days on the first last August and treated and released from the ER on the second this past July. Without his quick administration of the glucagon, I might not be here and able to respond to your question. We always have a glucagon kit handy.

realsis77 2011-08-20 12:44:08 -0500 Report

Well, id like one also but can't really afford it now. How bad are your lows? I carry gluclose tablets with me in case I'm low. But my insulin usually dosent run me very low so it all depends on you!

Harlen 2011-08-19 21:33:57 -0500 Report

Do you get lows?
Do you get real lows ?
It can save your life if you have real bad low's
They last a good time and there not that much
You can ask your Doc for a sample one ????
Hope this helps