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Info about glucose tablet

Good morning guys!

I'd like to know where i can buy online glucose tablets for my hypoglicemia, because in my city in italy they dont have them.

If someone can reply to me (also in PM) i would be very greatful

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You probably would want a diabetes forum for better advice e.g. diabetes.co.uk

However I would look at Amazon e.g. Amazon.it Though if they don't have it then I would look for another Amazon site in Europe e.g. Amazon.fr, Amazon.co.uk

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I've seen people work out the amount of carbs and glucose in a confectionery so that they have easy access to the correct dosage (in some countries this is cheaper than the prescription glucose tablets).

It might be worth your while to email Glucolift or a similar brand to ask them if they distribute to Italy?

glucolift.com

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Ok, thank you :)

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You can use any simple sugar candy for hypoglycemia. I'm a diabetic & use jelly beans. Each one has 1 carb sugar, so easy to count what you need. They're also easy to carry with you. Glucose tabs are expensive for what they are & taste terrible.

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Whats your daily intake?

I take 10g of sugar in the morning and 5 in the afternoon by eating every 3 hours some biscuits, for now it works good

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I'm T1 diabetic, so only use glucose to correct insulin induced lows. Everyone's dose for glucose would be different, though. In case you weren't told this, protein is better at keeping glucose stable. Glucose, dextrose, sucrose, fructose are quickly metabolized. If you need a quick sugar fix to keep from fainting, that's ok but it's not a long-term hypoglycemic solution. After you eat something sweet in an emergency, eat protein after. A little less than 50% of protein is turned into glucose at a slower, longer lasting rate. You may not need to eat high carb foods & eat every 3 hours if you eat protein. High carb (& sugar, of course) is extremely taxing to your pancreas, which is already stressed with hypoglycemia. Did a doctor tell you to use glucose tabs?

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My doc suggest some tip to healh with food so im informing on the net, but i have not yet give the result of my blood test to him

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How low is your blood glucose?

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Hope you're feeling better soon.

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