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RE: [IP] Emergency kits

What I'm looking for is ideas on how to organize things to minimize the
confusion in an emergency. At least the glucagon comes in a distinctive
red case. The Solu-Cortef just comes in a vial -- the syringe is separate.

My family has never seen a hypoglycemic emergency. I hope they never do --
but what should I tell them to look for?

How bad will my BS get if I'm injected with glucagon unnecessarily? I know
what the hydrocortisone will do! How bad would it be to get both?

EMTs around here don't carry steroids -- except for one out of three
helicoptor services. If it's a bright red REACH helicoptor, I'm saved,
otherwise I'm doomed! ;=)

I'm trying to find ways to make this simple.

One thought I had was maybe not carry the glucagon, and just rely on the
Solu-Cortef? I don't think it would be as quick as the glucagon --
gluconeogenisis vs glycolysis. What would I be risking, compared to the
risk of getting glucagon when I need steroids?

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted
[mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Robert Boyd
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 15:16

As I see it the hard one will be "other"  You should in MHO work with your

family in advance and review on a regular basis all of these thing, how to

determine what to give when and how to deliver.  If you family becomes
sufficient on this knowledge then all you would have to worry about is
emergency aid workers and they most likely won't want to use your stuff -
EMT will want to use their stuff to treat you.  That is my thoughts on
this - I hope it helps.

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