Glucose tabs

By GrammieMags Latest Reply 2012-09-13 14:46:29 -0500
Started 2012-09-11 12:44:10 -0500

I've started reading about glucose tabs. The sites that carry them do share the ingredient list. I'm wondering why the product needs so many other ingredients - especially preservatives and need food coloring. When you are sick and you drink it down from the container, who cares if it is colored or clear?

And the list says natural flavorings. I've learned to be wary of that statement.

So, is there a quick, guaranteed glucose fix that doesn't have so many ingredients?

7 replies

Harlen 2012-09-11 17:26:23 -0500 Report

Ok I know this is back but if I need to take in the carbs lol
MaltOmeal crunch berry
Goodness I love that crap I keep a baggy in the car and the truck you just never know when you will need it lol
Best wishes

GrammieMags 2012-09-11 16:57:11 -0500 Report

Thanks. The pixie stix always made me shudder from so much sugar! I think I would like that better than the frosting.

Nick1962 2012-09-11 14:34:31 -0500 Report

My T1 friend carries the old fashioned pixy stix. I think thy're sold now as Wonka pixy stix - 15g sugar, 15g carbs - about the same as a life saver but no choking hazzard.

flipmom 2012-09-13 13:19:57 -0500 Report

I would think pixi stix have preservatives, food coloring and artificial flavorings also.i Iwould choose it over glucose tabs

Nick1962 2012-09-13 14:46:29 -0500 Report

Actually, Pixie Stix have less "stuff" than glucose tabs do.
They both have preservatives (the tabs have more), and they both use dyes and colors. Livestrong did a nutritional evaluation on both last year, the tabs just may have a higher nutritional value, but in the end their both dextrose.

Irish1951 2012-09-11 13:51:52 -0500 Report

Lifesavers is one that is often given. Also I have heard of people that carry the small tubes of cake decorating frosting as a quick and cheap glucose fix.

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