I have spent a lot of money on glucagon of my 36 years with diabetes. I’ve never once used it. I’ve had a few bad reactions too. It’s seems to me the only time 8 would use it is if I was unresponsive, and then that would be someone else using it on me.
My doctor prescribes it, but I just don’t even have it filled anymore.
What the original poster is talking about though is using mini-doses instead of taking sugar.
So we are not talking about being so low that you are unconscious. Instead the discussion is about when you are low but are still awake and aware, and you take a small amount of glucagon instead of eating.
It can be a useful tool for weight management, as long as you are still taking in enough food that you can replenish your liver glycogen. If you keep doing it without eating, you run the risk of not having any glycogen left in your liver. At that point, glucagon won’t help you.
So that is the risk, if you just are not eating and you keep doing the glucagon. Other than that, it can be a useful way of treating.
The other thing to mention is that if you use it while exercising, it will possibly not be effective, and also will diminish your performance a great deal.