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: 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%
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 15:37:20
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