Less than ten percent of people filled a glucagon prescription after a hospitalization due to hypoglycemia. In the past few years, a slew of new glucagon products have come to market. Join host, Geoff Wall, as he discusses how to optimize glucagon therapy with diabetes expert, Jamie Pitlick.
Despite glucagon products being proven safe and effective, they are severely under-prescribed and underutilized. Patients that are at risk for level 2 or 3 hypoglycemia should be prescribed glucagon.
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00:00 - Introductions
01:54 - The Risk of Hypoglycemia
10:45 - GameChanger: New Glucagon Products
20:40 - Connecting to Practice: What Practitioners Should Know
25:11 - Closing Remarks
Geoff Wall, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, CGP
Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Drake University
Internal Medicine/Critical Care, UnityPoint Health
Jamie Pitlick, Pharm.D., BCPS, BC-ADM
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
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1. Discuss the risk of hypoglycemia for patients with diabetes
2. Describe the differences in the glucagon products on the market in the US
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