From San Antonio, Texas, USA:
Can glucose tablets be used sublingually [absorption beneath the tongue]? Do they need to be chewed in order to improve absorption? What is better to use, glucose tablets or juice?
Sublingual glucose tablets would likely be absorbed, but very slowly if the large tablets cannot be chewed and swallowed for stomach and early intestinal absorption. Glucose gel would be a better "mouth" glucose preparation than tablets, however.
Original posting 18 Mar 2002
Posted to Hypoglycemia
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:31
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