How do you feel about glucose tablets?

By RedShine Latest Reply 2014-06-22 18:41:00 -0500
Started 2014-06-16 12:23:14 -0500

I use glucose tablets to help boost my BG when I am feeling low. However, the one thing I don't like about them is that they are kind of slow to give me the boost I need. For me personally, fruits seem to be most effective as well as fruit juices. Now grant it, I am careful seeing how too much can lead to an outrageous BG spike. But I have to ask, has this happened to anyone else? What do you usually do when you have a low? Is there a better alternative to glucose tablets?

6 replies

MarkS 2014-06-20 15:41:33 -0500 Report

I hate the taste of glucose tablets and refuse to use them. My preference is Twizzlers cherry licorice. Two sticks are about 20 carbs and they do the trick for me, plus they taste good!

MrsCDogg 2014-06-17 13:05:52 -0500 Report

I find that starch works just as well as sugar when I have a low. But, the glucose tablets are very handy and they don't go bad too fast.

GabbyPA 2014-06-16 15:30:00 -0500 Report

Use what works for you. That is always key. It's hard to carry juice all the time when I'm out, so I carry tablets. But at home, I use juice or a hard candy.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-06-16 13:17:24 -0500 Report

Like James I use the 15/15 rule. I DO NOT use glucose tablets because they don't work for me effectively. I cannot use juice to treat my lows because it raises my blood sugar too fast. I got a sample of LeveLife in the mail and tried it. I found that it works good for me so that is what I carry with me at all times.

jayabee52 2014-06-16 12:50:57 -0500 Report

Howdy Red
I follow the 15/15 rule if I have a hypo. You can find that rule here ~

As far as alternatives to tabs, you could try level life glucose Gel ~ which may be a really good alternative to the tabs. Alternatively you could opt for those tubes of cake decorating gels. Each tube is said to contain 15 gm carbs. Just don't select blue or red as one of the colors because those colors could lead any paramedics down the wrong diagnosis pathway.

God's best to you