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

 
     

BD glucose tablets

 
 

4%

 

  24

 
     

DEX4 glucose tablets

 
 

7%

 

  37

 
     

Other glucose tablets

 
 

13%

 

  65

 
     

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

 
 

1%

 

  5

 
     

Juice, soda, or milk

 
 

55%

 

  273

 
     

Honey or cake gel

 
 

1%

 

  4

 
     

Hard candy (Lifesavers, etc.)

 
 

5%

 

  27

 
     

Other

 
 

11%

 

  57

 


Total votes: 492

 

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

Poll dates: October 22 - 29, 2008
Total Votes: 492

Just over half (55%) of people who responded to this poll treat hypoglycemia with juice, soda, or milk. Commercial glucose tablets are used by about one-forth (24%). 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   Oct 2008   Oct 2007   Oct 2006   Oct 2005   Feb 2004   Jan 2003   Oct 2001   Jan 1999
Glucose tablets (DEX4, B-D, etc.)   24%   22%   22%   20%   19%   20%   23%   19%
Glucose gel (MonoGel, Insta-Glucose, etc.)   1%   1%   1%   1%   1%   1%   1%   1%
Juice, soda, or milk   54%   58%   61%   61%   62%   65%   62%   64%
Honey or cake gel   1%   1%   1%   1%   1%   1%   1%   2%
Hard candy (Lifesavers, etc.)   5%   5%   4%   7%   6%   6%   6%   6%
Other   11%   8%   8%   6%   8%   5%   5%   5%

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Last Updated: Wednesday October 29, 2008 15:00:00
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