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

 
     

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

 
 

20%

 

  157

 
     

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

 
 

1%

 

  10

 
     

Juice, soda, or milk

 
 

65%

 

  499

 
     

Honey or cake gel

 
 

1%

 

  12

 
     

Hard candy (Lifesavers, etc.)

 
 

6%

 

  49

 
     

Other

 
 

5%

 

  40

 
 

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

Poll dates: January 26 - February 2, 2003
Total Votes: 767

Almost two-thirds (65%) of people who responded to this poll treat hypoglycemia with juice, soda, or milk. Commercial glucose tablets are used by about one-fifth (20%). 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.)

These percentages have remained about the same over the years, according to our previous polls:

Answer   Jan 2003   Oct 2001   Jan 1999
Glucose tablets (DEX4, B-D, etc.)   20%   23%   19%
Glucose gel (MonoGel, Insta-Glucose, etc.)   1%   1%   1%
Juice, soda, or milk   65%   62%   64%
Honey or cake gel   1%   1%   2%
Hard candy (Lifesavers, etc.)   6%   6%   6%
Other   5%   5%   5%

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