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Will someone at your child's school administer glucagon if needed?














I'm not sure






Total votes: 28


Will someone at your child's school administer glucagon if needed?

Poll dates: October 7 - 14, 2015
Total Votes: 28

Children with diabetes do not leave their diabetes at home when they go to school. They need the same kind of care at school that they would received at home, and that includes having a glucagon emergency kit available and ready to use in case it's needed.

Since we first ran this poll in 2002, the number of people reporting that their school will administer glucagon has increased, with three-quarters of our readers reporting yes.

If you need help convincing your school about why glucagon is a necessary tool in the management of diabetes, you are encouraged to download a copy of Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel from the web site of the National Diabetes Education Program, a joint program of the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The table below shows how readers have answered a similar poll from several years ago.

Answer Sep 2009 Sep 2008 Sep 2007 Sep 2006 Apr 2005 Sep 2002
Yes, the nurse 54% 56% 56% 52% 52% 43%
Yes, someone else 22% 23% 20% 22% 16% 17%
No, they refuse 6% 10% 11% 11% 13% 18%
Don't know 12% 4% 8% 8% 7% 9%
Doesn't apply 3% 2% 2% 3% 5% 5%
What's glucagon? 1% 2% 1% 1% 4% 6%

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Last Updated: Wednesday October 14, 2015 18:37:45
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