Now that it’s been about a year or so that two new glucagon emergency delivery systems have graced pharmacy shelves (Baqsimi and Gvoke HypoPen), Lilly’s familiar orange Glucagon Emergency kit has gone the way of black and white TVs and record players. Kaput.
Remarkably, in 50 years with type 1 diabetes, I have never used a glucagon rescue product. Somehow, gratefully, I’ve always been able to catch my descending lows while I can still chew and swallow. That said, it’s nice to know we have much easier rescue products should I, or you, ever need one.
Still, it’s historic to say goodbye to a diabetes product that’s been around for so long. And, that’s the good news. More has progressed in the last decade in medicine and devices than the 40 years before it. And for that, I’m eternally grateful.
diaTribe carries the full story, “As Glucagon Options Expand, Lilly Discontinues Emergency Kit.”