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From Petoskey, Michigan, USA:

During illness when our two and a half year old daughter can't eat or because of behavioral issues won't eat, we have had to give small doses of glucagon twice in the last month for low blood sugars. Why are there no glucose suppositories? They would be a lifesaver. Does the rectal temperature break it down too fast like stomach acids do to insulin?


Glucose suppositories are not available in the U.S., probably because the market for them would be very small even though glucose can be absorbed by that route. However, flavored 40% glucose gel from 15 gram tubes can be introduced into the space between the gums and cheek and is well absorbed.


Original posting 24 Jun 2003
Posted to Hypoglycemia


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