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As Glucagon Options Expand, Lilly Discontinues Emergency Kit

By Tina Layton posted 08-22-2022 11:47


Lilly has just announced that it will discontinue manufacturing its Glucagon Emergency Kits. Read why the company took this step and what your options are to access glucagon.

The Glucagon Emergency Kit is an iconic piece of diabetes equipment that people with type 1 relied on for many decades. The kits themselves were a bright, ugly orange and included two separate vials and a long needle. They were not easy to use, and the people who did use them often felt nauseous afterward. But they kept many people alive and therefore will forever be cherished.

In light of this announcement from Lilly, we review why glucagon is an important part of your diabetes toolkit and the current options for next-generation emergency glucagon. 

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