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What are glucose tablets?

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Glucose tablets are chewable sugar used by people with diabetes to raise their blood sugar quickly when it drops dangerously low, a condition known as hypoglycemia. These products also come in a variety of flavors and forms such as gels, liquids, and powders. If you take a medication that makes you prone to this problem, your doctor may tell you to carry glucose tablets with you -- especially during exercise.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on June 26, 2016
Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on June 26, 2016

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