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Friday, October 9, 2009

Glucagon question

I remember someone, somewhere telling me that glucagon expires after a year, and you need to throw it away and refill your prescription.

It hit me (only a month late), that we've had Elise's glucagon for a year now. When I looked at the case, it had an expiration date of 2010.

Sooooo I'm confused. When does one replace the glucagon? Is it really after a year, or do you follow the date on the case? Is this just a conspiracy by big pharma to make us part with even more of our money?

That last one was a joke. I don't really believe stuff like that. I mean, not all the time. I'd say like 50% of the time. The truth is out there, you know. Cue X-Files music.

And while I'm on the topic (which I'm not, just can't come up with a good segue), we had some better numbers with Elise last night. We missed the early-late-night check, sleeping through the alarm, but one of those fun Texas storms woke us (and Elise) at 3:30. Her number was 166, which is great, but I would love to know what it was before the N took effect. She then woke up with a BG of 145. Not too shabby.

4 comments:

  1. I say trust the expiration date. Because those I know that use mini-gluc shots, use their expired glucagon for them.

    AND YAY FOR GOOD NUMBERS!

    I'm also so with you. No big conspiracies...but maybe little ones...

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  2. I'm with Meri on this one...

    And glad for the much better numbers!!! :)

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  3. go by the expiration date dear . I am so happy that Elise had better numbers . Yeah those sweet little texas storms . My brother lives out there in tx . so yeah def know about those little whirlwind storms ,

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  4. I go by the expiration date. And, if the pharmacy offers to fill my prescription with one that expires in less than a year, I kindly ask them to order me a new one, with a later expiration date. :) Those puppies are too expensive to refill too often!

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