What is Glucogel?
Glucogel is a ‘sugar’ gel for treatment of hypoglycaemia which can be prescribed by your GP or it can be purchased over the counter. Glucogel should only be used if the person being treated can swallow. Do not administer Glucogel to an unconscious person because of the risk of choking.
What is Glucogel good for?
This product is used to treat low blood sugar levels. Symptoms of low blood sugar include sudden sweating, cold skin, shaking, irritability, fast heartbeat, hunger, blurred vision, dizziness, or tingling hands/feet.
Where do you apply Glucogel?
Squeeze the tube to insert the gel into the person’s mouth between their teeth and their cheek. Rub the outside of their cheek gently to allow the Glucogel to become absorbed. It is absorbed through the lining of the mouth and should help raise the blood glucose within 15 minutes.
What is oral glucose used for?
Oral glucose gel is used to raise dangerously low blood glucose concentration or blood glucose that has dropped too low for the person’s adaptive compensatory mechanisms to cope with. The gel may be self-administered or given by an Emergency Medical Technician or paramedic responding to a hypoglycaemic emergency.
How many calories are in Glucogel?
Glucojel Jelly Bean (1 serving) contains 22g total carbs, 21g net carbs, 1g fat, 1g protein, and 89 calories.
How long does it take glucose gel to work?
These tabs and gels typically relieve low blood sugar symptoms within 10 minutes. Although you can use glucose gel to treat any low, it is especially recommended when you are dropping fast, since it does not require you to chew.
How quickly does oral glucose work?
If you take glucose gel in a pre-measured tube, be sure to swallow the entire contents of the tube to get a full dose. Your hypoglycemia symptoms should improve in about 10 minutes after taking oral glucose.
How much Glucogel do I need for a hypo?
Glucogel may be used in the treatment of “hypos”. Each tube contains 10g of sugary gel and should be used when the child is refusing to take their usual oral hypo treatment. Glucogel should not be used on children who are unconscious and/or unable to swallow. If this is the case seek medical assistance immediately.
Can we drink glucose daily?
Since glucose is used when needed, it does not have a daily dosing schedule. Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after using glucose.
When should glucose tablets be taken?
Glucose tablets should only be used when your blood sugar is low and you need a quick dose of glucose. Obviously, there are foods and candy that are great sources of glucose. However, the glucose in these foods takes a long time to actually become useful for your body.
How many carbs are in Glucogel?
What are the side effects of oral glucose?
Glucose side effects
- a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
- swelling in your hands or feet; or.
- sweating, pale skin, severe shortness of breath, chest pain.