People with type 1 diabetes who experience severe hypoglycemia during insulin treatment may require glucagon, a hormone produced in the pancreas to raise blood sugar levels. Although Glucagon is rarely needed and only used during a severe hypoglycemic event, individuals in the person’s support network, such as family members, teachers, coaches, trusted friends and colleagues, should be trained to give the medicine, which is injected with a syringe. The app can also be used by diabetes educators and school nurses as a teaching tool.
The Lilly Glucagon Mobile App was developed with input from healthcare providers and people with diabetes.
The Lilly Glucagon Mobile App includes:
- Information about severe hypoglycemia and Glucagon
- Simulated practice demonstrating how to prepare and inject Glucagon
- Visual and audio emergency instructions
- Tools to keep track of kit locations and alerts for expiration dates
- Important safety information