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  What do you or your child use most often to treat hypoglycemia?  
      DEX4 glucose tablets  
  13%     31  
      Other glucose tablets  
  13%     30  
      Glucose gel or liquid (MonoGel, Insta-Glucose, etc.)  
  1%      2  
      Juice, soda, or milk  
  54%     124  
      Honey or cake gel  
  1%      2  
      Hard candy (Lifesavers, etc.)  
  5%     11  
      Other  
  13%     30  

Total votes: 230
 

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

Poll dates: October 26 - November 2, 2011
Total Votes: 230

Just over half (54%) of people who responded to this poll treat hypoglycemia with juice, soda, or milk. Commercial glucose tablets are used by one-forth (26%). 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 2011   Oct 2010   Oct 2009   Oct 2008   Oct 2007   Oct 2006   Oct 2005   Feb 2004   Jan 2003   Oct 2001   Jan 1999
Glucose tablets (DEX4, etc.)   26%   25%   22%   24%   22%   22%   20%   19%   20%   23%   19%
Glucose gel (MonoGel, Insta-Glucose, etc.)   1%   2%   1%   1%   1%   1%   1%   1%   1%   1%   1%
Juice, soda, or milk   54%   53%   60%   54%   58%   61%   61%   62%   65%   62%   64%
Honey or cake gel   1%   1%   1%   1%   1%   1%   1%   1%   1%   1%   2%
Hard candy (Lifesavers, etc.)   5%   4%   5%   5%   5%   4%   7%   6%   6%   6%   6%
Other   13%   15%   8%   11%   8%   8%   6%   8%   5%   5%   5%

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