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What do you or your child most often use to treat hypoglycemia?

 
     

Glucose tablets (DEX4, B-D, etc.)

 
 

23%

 

175

 
     

Glucose gel (MonoGel, Insta-Glucose, etc.)

 
 

1%

 

3

 
     

Juice, soda, or milk

 
 

62%

 

467

 
     

Honey or cake gel

 
 

1%

 

12

 
     

Hard candy (Lifesavers, etc.)

 
 

6%

 

48

 
     

Other

 
 

5%

 

38

 
 

What do you or your child most often use to treat hypoglycemia?

Poll dates: October 21 - 28, 2001
Total Votes: 743

Almost two-thirds (62%) of people who responded to this poll treat hypoglycemia with juice, soda, or milk. Commercial glucose tablets are used by about one-fourth (23%). Honey or cake gel, which work well for little kids, are used by only 1%. [Caution: do not give honey to kids younger than one year.]

The table below compares the results of this poll with an identical poll conducted in January 1999. The results are almost identical.

Treatment   October 2001   January 1999
Glucose tablets (DEX4, B-D, etc.)   23%   19%
Glucose gel (MonoGel, Insta-Glucose, etc.)   1%   1%
Juice, soda, or milk   62%   64%
Honey or cake gel   1%   2%
Hard candy (Lifesavers, etc.)   6%   6%
Other   5%   5%

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