Many patients who suffer with SEVERE hypoglycemia (having a low blood sugar emergency) often look to injectable glucagon to raise their blood sugars quickly. We now have a new FDA approved emergency treatment that can be administered easily without an injection.
Baqsimi is a powder administered directly into the nose via a single dose dispenser. This product can easily be given to a patient suffering a severe hypoglycemic episode. There is no mixing of medications involved. This new device makes it simple for anyone to administer glucagon, especially for a loved one to administer to a patient that may be losing consciousness or having a seizure. It does NOT require refrigeration and is already premeasured for instant use.
Some symptoms of severe hypoglycemia can include confusion, loss of consciousness, dizziness and irritability and can vary between patients. It is important for all patients with the potential for hypoglycemia to be able to recognize the signs and symptoms and have a plan for managing low blood sugar emergencies.
Baqsimi is not for everyone, so if you are a patient with potential to have a severe hypoglycemic reaction, speak to your health care provider today and see if you are a candidate!