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Love these because of the 4g fast-acting carbohydrates per tablet...from dextrose aka D-Glucose.
Excellent product vital for those with diabetes. It provides a quick response to low blood sugar levels..for me within 15 minutes and then I feel back to normal ie not fatigued and not overtreated.
It is known that if you mix different types of carbohydrates then the blood sugar level rises more slowly. Can't remember where I read this but I think it was Bright Spots and Landmines .. that author is brilliant (has diabetes himself and he is on one of the following websites) ...he wrote about diabetes..or it was Diabetes Daily/Weekly or Diatribe.
These are glucose which is one type of carbohydrate. Whilst sugar is made up of two different carbohydrates ie glucose and fructose.
Unfortunately those Jelly Beans that "professionals" recommend are slower to work (yes they taste good and are better than nothing obviously) because they have more than one type of carbohydrate in them ie sugar. Even worse is the food that contains fat and/or protein as it will be even slower.
This all means unfortunately that it is better to treat hypoglycemia with one type of carbohydrate only. Otherwise you can overtreat as well as slide up to a high blood sugar because you haven't recovered fully from the low blood sugar and continue to eat whatever is there until you feel better.
I have tried to make it a habit to have glucose tablets available around my home, car and bag.
Better than Glucodin which only has 1.5g of glucose per tablet..yes I have these as well for minor low blood sugar levels, but they taste like nothing. One tablet increases my blood sugar by about 0.7 mmol/L so have to have many of these to get an increase ie more than twice the number of tablets cf the 4g tablets.
You can split the 4g tablets as there is division line in the centre. One of these increases my blood sugar by 2mmol/L which is usually enough.
If these cost too much an easy alternative is a jar of glucose syrup in the supermarkets. Queen brand 500g in a plastic jar with a red lid in the cooking section I think where the sweet condiments are. Retails for just under $5..about a teaspoon is about 7g of equivalent carbohydrates.
So glad that we can get this through Amazon. as no one sell it anymore in Australia. which I really don't understand why. My wife is type one diabetic and uses this when she go low in sugar , basically a lifesaver for her.
These are so good for my T1D daughter, she loves them and we can’t get them in Australia any more. So glad we can get them through Amazon. Fast shipping and product always well packed abs protected. Thank you!
The speed of receipt and accuracy of when I could expect receipt of the product. Especially when shipping dates are flexible during the Corona virus times. Taste the raspberry flavor in these tablets. Packed well with no breakage. Necessary for diabetics on the go to keep a small 10 tablet cylinder filled with the raspberry tablets when needed if your sugar drops. I like having the 50 tablet bottles on hand and use them to fill a 10 tablet cylinder I keep in my pocket for times when I cannot eat a meal on time and I feel my sugar level dropping. I refill the cylinder when I get home and keep a 50 tablet bottle on my night stand in case I need a sugar hit in the middle of the night because I missed a diabetic snack before bed or didn't eat a complete dinner. The cost is more reasonable and cheaper with the six pack. You know they won't spoil and you will use them up. This was my 2nd order and I'll be getting them again.
A few years ago all the glucose tablets at Rite Aid, Target, etc., suddenly had ramped up flavor and extra coloring. I suspect all the different store brands come from the same source. But Discount Drug Mart continued with the same mildly flavored, not deeply colored tablets. These True Plus brand, which is carried by Discount Drug Mart, have a mild flavor which is very nice when low blood sugar is causing greatly increased taste sensitivity. I like orange best, raspberry for a switch. I refill small tubes from the big bottles so they can be with me wherever I go. The price here is reasonable. Other sellers are asking way too much. Generally around $4 or $5.00 for 50 tabs is the best you can do.
Nice package of 6 bottles of tablets allows me to put the product around my home where I might need them, when I need them. Product has a pleasant taste and seems to quickly restore low blood glucose levels. I will likely buy this product again!