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If the Blood Glucose levels of a person living with diabetes drop to very low levels they can experience what is known as a Severe Hypoglycaemic Episode in which they become unconscious or have a seizure. In this situation a Glucagon Injection needs to be administered as soon as possible. It is thus important that you are prepared for such a situation.
As a responsible person with diabetes, you should always have your Glucagon injection readily available and, if possible, inform those around you as to where it is kept.
It is important that you do not confuse a Glucagon Injection with an Insulin Injection as insulin will worsen the Severe Hypoglycaemic Episode.
Inside a glucagon injection you can find:
Should you suspect that someone is having a hypoglycaemic episode remain calm and act quickly?
The following are the steps to follow:
If the person does not wake up after 20min, call an ambulance.
Remember if you had one coma you likely to have another one, unless if you can figure out what was the reason for the coma and correct it. Reasons could being active, too much insulin or not enough food. But please note if any alcohol has been involved glucagon injection would not work and an ambulance should be called immediately.
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