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Re: HYPOS and seizures WASRe: [IPk] Constant highs

>> I got severely told off by Danielle's consultant for giving her the
>> gel glucose by rubbing it into her cheek and gums.  He said that if
>> she wasn't conscious (aware of what I was doing or asking her to do)
>> then I was putting her life in danger.
>He's concerned, and rightly so, that she may aspirate the gel. It's a
>tough choice to make as to whether to use gluagon or try the gel
>first. I'm not making a recommendation, just relating to you what
>I've done. Our endo was satisfied and cautioned to make sure that
>Lily's gag reflex was working -- I did check that first. You would
>not want to use a lot of the gel in any event because any liquid or
>semi liquid can easily be aspirated. Even for someone semi-concious.

Forgive my ignorance... what is a gag reflex? How do you check for one
reliably in a fitting child at 4am?

And what do you mean by aspirating the gel? Does that mean choking on it or


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