Glucose tabs

By Vhm Latest Reply 2014-06-02 07:45:24 -0500
Started 2014-05-31 17:40:45 -0500

Does anyone use them? Any suggestions on when and how many? I purchased Dex brand with 4g carb in each tablet. I was running low, ate 1 tab and boom! Running high. Thanks.

4 replies

Type1Lou 2014-06-02 07:45:24 -0500 Report

I carry them as an absolute last resort because I hate them…all flavors. The rule of thumb is to eat 3 tabs or close to 15 grams of carb when treating a low, then test 20 to 30 minutes later to see whether you need more (or less?). I also carry small boxes of raisins with me which I find more palatable.

kimfing 2014-05-31 23:32:52 -0500 Report

My husband and i always have them on hand in fact he hd four today plus ad oj and peanut butter cup. He was low n dropping. I have not had to use them myself thank goodness. What was ur bs reading when u took it?

Vhm 2014-06-01 19:00:23 -0500 Report


kimfing 2014-06-01 19:38:19 -0500 Report

Wow. U know about the 15 rule right? If i do that rule, my bs would probably be close to 200 15 minutes later. Everyone is different, u will just need to find out what works for u. I can have 5 carbs of a healthy item and that does fine for me. I cannot do anything w sugar otherwise i skyrocket like u did

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