Glucagon is used to revive unconscious diabetics due to severe hypoglycemia. But, it can also be micro-dosed by the diabetic who is still conscious while suffering severe hypo. The presently available glucagon kits are not user friendly. Powder form to be mixed with a liquid before use. Several steps before using.Imagine administering this while the patient is convulsing and unconscious. Chaos. OMG!
WE NEED A LIQUID STABLE GLUCAGON. Here’s the update.
I have been waiting for this. Xeris is on phase 3 of their trials.
Excerpt from the report. I will post the source below.
Xeris has also announced results from a Human Factors usability and reliability study which showed 99% of participants were able to successfully administer a full dose of glucagon with Xeris’ rescue pen. The ready-to-use, liquid-stable glucagon formulation and auto-injector functionality of Xeris’ rescue pen allow for a simple 2-step administration process. The usability and reliability of an easy-to-administer device may give individuals more confidence in successfully administering the product in emergency situations. The full results of the Human Factors study will be presented February 14-17th in Vienna, Austria at the Advanced Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD) conference.