What Do You Know About Glucagon? Trivia Quiz

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What do you know about glucagon? Glucagon is a protein hormone that is produced by the pancreatic islets of Langerhans and promotes an increase in blood glucose by increasing the rate of glycogen breakdown in the liver. It is administered for some patients with low blood sugar. Do take up this quiz and get to learn some more about this protein and how beneficial it is to the human body.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When is glucagon given? 
    • A. 

      During an episode of hypoglycemia

    • B. 

      When the student with diabetes has lost consciousness during severe hypglycemia

    • C. 

      When the student has not taken insulin,but has eaten a full meal

    • D. 

      When any student is having a seizure

  • 2. 
    Immediately after administering glucagon,school personnel should:
    • A. 

      Call the parents

    • B. 

      Call the doctor

    • C. 

      Take the student's blood pressure

    • D. 

      Turn the student on his or her side

  • 3. 
    Before giving glucagon, it is necessary to:
    • A. 

      Mix the diluent with the powdered glucagon and draw up the mixture into a syringe

    • B. 

      Weigh the student and calculate dosage

    • C. 

      Take his/her blood sugar

    • D. 

      Get a verbal order for its administration from the student's doctor

  • 4. 
    What is the best way to avoid having to give glucagon?
    • A. 

      Home school all unstable diabetic school-aged children

    • B. 

      Prevent episodes of severe hypoglycemia by consistent glucose monitoring

    • C. 

      Anytime the student says they have low blood sugar give them 12oz of regular coke

    • D. 

      Administer 5 units of humulin insulin for every carbohydrate serving that the student has eaten.

  • 5. 
    Unless corrected, hypoglycemia will lead to:
    • A. 

      Unconsciousness

    • B. 

      Convulsions

    • C. 

      Possible death

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    You should anticipate the student to be nauseous and/or vomiting after glucagon is administered? 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    After giving the injection of glucagon, the student  with diabetes should regain consciousness within:
    • A. 

      An hour

    • B. 

      20-30 minutes

    • C. 

      10-15 minutes

    • D. 

      Seconds

  • 8. 
    It is dangerous to give glucagon to a student that may not need it:
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The student who has been given glucagon should:
    • A. 

      Go back to class

    • B. 

      Have a snack that contains protein and carbohydrates

    • C. 

      Be checked by his/her licensed medical provider

    • D. 

      Both a and c

  • 10. 
    School staff should be trained on emergency medications such as glucagon and EpiPen:
    • A. 

      Every 90 days

    • B. 

      Twice a year

    • C. 

      Annually

    • D. 

      No retraining is necessary

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