What do you or your child most often use to treat hypoglycemia?
Glucose tablets (DEX4, B-D, etc.)
Glucose gel (MonoGel, Insta-Glucose, etc.)
Juice, soda, or milk
Honey or cake gel
Hard candy (Lifesavers, etc.)
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%
For more information, see
- Emergency Glucose
- Guidelines for Treating Lows by Age
- Glucagon Emergency Kit
- Hypoglycemia Questions from "Ask the Diabetes Team"
Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 15:36:57
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