Mixing and Drawing Up Glucagon
1. Remove the flip-off seal from the bottle of glucagon.
2. Remove the needle protector from the syringe, and inject the entire contents of the syringe into the bottle of glucagon.
3. Remove the syringe and shake bottle gently until liquid is clear. This cannot be mixed ahead of time.
4. Using the same syringe, draw the glucagon into the syringe to the dose prescribed by your diabetes provider.
Giving the Glucagon Shot
- Insert the needle into your child’s thigh and inject the entire contents of the syringe. Withdraw the needle from the skin. Turn your child onto his or her side, in case of nausea and vomiting.
- Call 911.
- When the child wakes up and can swallow, urge the child to take small sips of a carbohydrate-containing fluid (fruit juice or regular pop). If tolerated, follow with 15 grams of a carbohydrate and a fat-containing food (such as cheese and crackers).
- Let your diabetes healthcare provider know that your child had a severe low blood glucose before the next insulin dose.