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Mini-dose glucagon is a very effective and safe treatment used in children who are hypoglycaemic (BGL below 4 mmol/L) and cannot tolerate or are refusing food due to nausea or vomiting. Glucagon works by sending a message to the liver to release stores of glucose which raises the blood glucose levels. Mini-dose glucagon can be given up to 3 times, after which medical help should be given.
You must not use mini-dose
glucagon protocol if your child has severe hypoglycaemia – decreased
consciousness or fitting – a full dose of glucagon is needed urgently
Your Glucagon Hypokit should include:
the GlucaGen® HypoKit® orange box containing the vial of glucagon and a syringe of sterile water
a 30 or 50 unit insulin syringe: to draw up the glucagon once mixed with water.
Make up the mini dose Glucagon
When glucagon has been mixed with water, it can be stored in the fridge and used for the next 24 hours
Recheck BGL in 30 minutes
Call your treating medical team if any of the
If you are an RCH patient, to access sick day advice call
the hospital switchboard on 9345 5522 and ask for the “diabetes sick day