It didn’t occur to me during the night – I was too busy consuming two tubes of glucose tabs, plus juice boxes and cookies – but it looks like the ideal time to have tried a micro-dose of glucagon. Except I’d have no clue how much to dose without going sky-high and then struggling to get back in range. What would people suggest?
A new pod went on around 7:30 pm and it’s like I’m getting IV insulin.
I get about a 20 point rise from 5 units of glucagon.
But for everyone, it depends a bit on how fully stocked your liver glycogen is. If your liver glycogen is somewhat depleted (like if you have not eaten in a while and have been somewhat active), you will need a bit more glucagon to get the same bump.
We were told 1 unit per year of age but at some point obviously that formula stops. So we give 5 units to bump up Samson when he’s super super low and glucose tabs aren’t working. My guess is most people would benefit from 10 to 15, depending on how low they are and how much of a bump they need.
I have those types of nights perhaps once or twice a year. I always intend to try glucagon, but of course in the moment I always forget and just continue to munch tube after tube of glucose tablets. Eventually I often end up suspending my pump for a couple hours, which usually works.
I hope you’re no longer having such constant lows.