This is an emergency glucagon kit.
I have to say that this is one of the scariest things that I own. What’ so scary about it, you ask? Well, this is a diabetics “epi-pen” if you will. It is something that we have to have on us at all times when we are out (it’s in my purse) in case of an emergency. It’s the most frightening reminder of the danger of the disease.. I pray that I NEVER have to use it, but if there is a need, I am glad to have it.
If Caylin has a seizure, faints or is unresponsive due to a VERY low blood sugar, then we have to pull out this Glucagon and give her a shot of it to bring her sugar back up fast. Glucagon is a hormone that makes the liver release sugar. The needle is very long and scary and it’s just a very intimidating piece of medical equipment. It’s just scary to see it’s bright orange case and know that I COULD have to use it one day.
Some people use the Glucagon in “mini doses” on occasions when their child may be sick with the stomach flu and can’t keep anything down, but they have insulin in their system – which can be VERY dangerous.
I pray that there will never be a time when I need to use this (in a dangerous medical situation), but it’s there if I need it and I should take comfort in that.
So if you ever see one of these – that’s what it is. :)