Calls to ration emergency diabetes drug amid supply crisis

Doctors have been urged to hold off on discarding soon-to-expire GlucaGen HypoKits, says Dr Gary Deed.
Rachel Fieldhouse
Dr Gary Deed.

GPs are being advised to ration emergency glucagon kits and identify patients with type 1 diabetes with existing prescriptions in the wake of a critical shortage.

Last week, Novo Nordisk warned doctors that GlucaGen HypoKit was expected to be in short supply in August and September as a result of issues with an external vendor.