Glucose tablets

By ston3xc Latest Reply 2014-02-12 06:24:36 -0600
Started 2010-06-28 07:27:15 -0500

Glucose tablets can be a diabetics best friend. When used properly, they can keep you from eating too much when you go too low, can tide you over until you get to a place where you can test or eat. They are cheap, come in a variety of flavors and amounts. They can be taken anywhere. Every diabetic should try them. They can give you more flexibility in dealing with low BS.

8 replies

Germaine 2010-07-25 23:45:36 -0500 Report

the best glucose tablets i get are from walgreens, the tropical fruit flavored ones.
i am glad i am taking them because when i wud take something else for my lows i would over eat and then sky rocket to very high levels

packrat2 2010-06-28 19:33:43 -0500 Report

good post…You never know when a low will hit, can come on fast and hard..yes I have helped a diabetic or two that was way low, one time with a Coke, it works fast..regards packrat2

GabbyPA 2010-06-28 17:44:04 -0500 Report

Mine go with me everywhere I go. I don't suffer lows, but I still keep them. The other day I was in a grocery store and my check out lady was having some issues with a delayed lunch. I offered her some tabs. She said she had already done some candy and thought she would be okay...but you never know if you will need them for you or someone else.

TopazDee 2014-02-12 06:24:36 -0600 Report

Mine to Gabby I have them all over the place, my bag usually go everywhere with me but just in case I always keep a pkt. in the car and in a couple of my coat pockets.

Diane987 2010-06-28 16:08:07 -0500 Report

When I was on insulin and had the occasional low I carried them around with me. My biggest issue was that I liked them. They taste like giant Smarties candy. There were several occasions I found myself just wanting to eat one not because I was low but because I wanted one. My favorite was the grape flavor.

sherid623 2010-06-28 20:35:20 -0500 Report

FYI get the Reli-On ones they Suck(no pun intended) certainly keeps me from justing 'popping ' one in…

monkeymama 2010-06-28 12:11:50 -0500 Report

Dex 4 makes a GREAT low BG tablet and drink shot. I've only had about 2-3 lows in over 2 years on my pump BUT I NEVER leave home without some in my diabetes care case. It goes everywhere with me and I store some in my emergency/sick kit I created. I do agree though, no matter what, controlled our not, everyone should always keep a little something with them like this.

gregsteele 2010-06-28 09:19:11 -0500 Report

I agree all diabetics should carry them i have a lot of lows and have used them many times they wont solve the problem but will buy you some time to take care of yourself love to all GREG