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Re: [IPk] RE: ip-uk-digest V4 #116

Hi Brenda
It's probably worth knowing how to do a blood test just in case. My 
previous two boyfriends both learnt to do blood tests on me just in case 
(their idea, not mine). In fact my last boyfriend used to love prodding 
me in the morning to wake me up and then grabbing a finger and testing 
my blood for me before I'd even opened my eyes! I often take a long time 
to wake up properly so it was great!

On the subject of glucagon, you can't really do any harm if you do mess 
it up. The worst that can happen is probably that the glucagon doesn't 
go into the muscle if you miss the spot, and therefore doesn't do 
anything. But that's no worse than doing nothing. Oh and you might give 
him a bit of a sore arm afterwards if you do mess it up, but I'm sure 
he'd forgive you! Injecting is not really rocket science, you stick the 
needle in and push the plunger! What's more difficult is to do it 
painlessly, but if he's unconscious anyway then he's not going to care!

On 23/06/11 10:28, Brenda Cookson wrote:
> we only got our first glucagon kit after David had ended up in hospital in
 > Bulgaria a couple of years after he had been diagnosed. I asked the DSN and
> asked David if he consented which was a bit bizarre really as withholding
> consent would be like saying that he didn't consent to someone trying to
> potentially save his life! David did say that he was a little concerned in
> case he was actually high rather than low so the DSN said I could do a blood
> test first and David and I agreed that he would show me how to do it, but
 > somehow it never happened. I think that it is highky unlikely that he would
> high anyway.
> If I was to practice on myself I would have to use one of his spare meters
> ideally but it is a good idea. I tend to be pretty useless at anything like
> that which is partly why I am not convinced I could successfully give the
> glucagon. I'm actually a trained first aider which is quite scary as I'm much
> better on the theory than the practice!
> Brenda, mum of David, 22.
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