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The information contained on this page is provided as general health information and is not intended to substitute as medical advice and direction from your physician or health care provider. Please direct any questions related to your health care provider. In an emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency center.


Emergency treatment

Glucagon is a fast-acting hormone used to raise blood glucose levels quickly. It is administered by injection in cases where a person with diabetes has symptoms of hypoglycemia -- such as confusion, seizures, or unconsciousness -- that have not responded to treatment with glucose (sugar).

Emergency treatment