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Dr. Sanjay Kalra : Glucagon is a Lifesaving Drug for People with Type 1 Diabetes who Develop Hypoglycemia

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'Glucagon or the alpha cell is important in the pathophysiology of diabetes. The alpha cell does not know when to turn on & off its glucagon secretion. It is slightly difficult to discern the importance of glucagon in the pathophysiology of diabetes, still, it is the central player in the pathophysiology.'


Dr. Sanjay Kalra, Senior Consultant Physician, Heart and Diabetes Specialist, SG Diabetes Centre, New Delhi spoke to Dr. Shahu Ingole on Wockhardt RSSDI tv 2018 (streaming now on TheRightDoctors.com). This is what he said:


'Glucagon has been used to test hypoglycemia, to check for C-peptide, and to assess if the patient has type 1 or type 2 diabetes.'

  • " Glucagon is important in the pathophysiology of diabetes "


'Glucagon is available as an injection to treat hypoglycemia. It is also available intranasally (that is not available in India) & is a part of some bihormonal pumps.'


'Injection glucagon is a very effective drug for people with type 1 diabetes who develop hypoglycemia. It must be available in every hospital & must be part of every emergency kit to tackle hypoglycemia.'

  • " Glucagon is also used to understand the diabetes type "


Watch the Full Interview:


Dr. Sanjay Kalra

Consultant, Department of Endocrinology,

Bharti Hospital, Karnal

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