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Re: [IP] glucagon nightmare

In a message dated 10/14/98 9:34:11 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
email @ redacted writes:

<< but using it in tiny doses
 might have a use as well. It could even be a first action in treating a
 mild hypo, and avoid you putting on weight which is what glucose and
 other carbs do when treating a hypo.
 Rather than satisfying the needs of insulin, as glucose does, glucagon
 effectively cancels out the insulin, and drives the glucose back out of
 the muscle tissue and liver. Perhaps this might be useful as a
 pre-exercise strategy. >>

Please do not use this medical product to do test cases.  It was not designed
to help slight hypos and can cause problems if used prior to exercise.  I
believe Sally said no headaches because she was not using glucagon.  The use
of glucagon, as dramatically discussed on the list can and often times does
cause headaches and/or nausea and/or a general shitty feeling (scientific term
I think).  Just my $.02. 
Good Health and Happiness, Jeff
type 1 38 yrs, dxed age 11 mths
pumping 15+ yrs 

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