Hypoglycemia Awareness Month is September because…

Starting a new school year is a logical time for people who have diabetes to get in the habit of refilling their prescription for glucagon (see example below), and used the expiring kit to train the people around them how to use it.   Students and their parents, need to train teachers and school nurses.   Coaches and childcare providers  also need to be trained how to use Glucagon kits in case of severe hypoglycemia.  Fellow classmates need to be trained how to recognize when help is needed to call an adult.  Anyone who might be a first responder to someone with diabetes could help.     To learn more, watch  Safe at School: Chapter 6 – Glucagon Administration – YouTube Cost of a Glucagon Kit