What is the name of the pill someone mentioned here once that you take if you have low blood sugar? I usually carry raisins with me. Is it expensive? Does it work faster than raisins to raise the blood sugar?
Are you talking about glucose tabs? Those arent pills, they are bought over the counter. They look like really big sweet tarts. I dont know if they were better than raisins to raise blood sugar, they both are simple sugars. I would say if the raisins are working for you then stick with what you know.
I use glucose tabs because I get mine sent to me by my insurance, and its usually easier for me to carry around.
Walmart has small containers of the ReliOn Glucose Tablets is the brand name in a few favors - I think there is about 10 in the small container for around $1.25. Larger bottles 50 count are about $5.00. Well worth the price, they have 4gms of sugar per tablet.
Walgreens, Target most stores that sell glucose meters and or diabetic suppies.
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Dolores, going low is a constant for me because of my use of insulin. Lots of experience (would rather not have.)
What works the fastest for me is something liquid, like OJ or any fruit juice. Of course, not as portable as the tabs. One packet of sugar works as well, also. The tabs and plain sugar are really unpalatable to me. I just don't like them, but you do what you have to do. They also make a glucose gel that you rub into your gums but is more expensive than the tabs. Works instantly like aspirin under the tongue for heart attack victims.
If you are at home or any place with easy access to some sort of juice, I would do that first. Only my humble opinion, but it works for me.
Lifesavers would work, and they are inexpensive. There are all kinds of candy "rolls" that would do without spending too much money on strictly glucose products. All that assumes you can carry them around without eating them unless you really need them. Juice boxes are portable, too, and don't require refrigeration, if you prefer something to drink.
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