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

 
     

BD glucose tablets

 
 

4%

 

  36

 
     

DEX4 glucose tablets

 
 

4%

 

  32

 
     

Other glucose tablets

 
 

11%

 

  86

 
     

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

 
 

1%

 

  5

 
     

Juice, soda, or milk

 
 

62%

 

  456

 
     

Honey or cake gel

 
 

1%

 

  9

 
     

Hard candy (Lifesavers, etc.)

 
 

6%

 

  44

 
     

Other

 
 

8%

 

  65

 


Total votes: 733

 

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

Poll dates: February 29 - March 7, 2004
Total Votes: 733

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   Feb 2004   Jan 2003   Oct 2001   Jan 1999
Glucose tablets (DEX4, B-D, etc.)   19%   20%   23%   19%
Glucose gel (MonoGel, Insta-Glucose, etc.)   1%   1%   1%   1%
Juice, soda, or milk   62%   65%   62%   64%
Honey or cake gel   1%   1%   1%   2%
Hard candy (Lifesavers, etc.)   6%   6%   6%   6%
Other   8%   5%   5%   5%

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