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Dextrose or Glucose

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by sue32, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. sue32

    sue32 · Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering - what's the difference between dextrose tablets and glucose tablets? Are they both the same? Is one better for a hypo than the other? I only ask cos I've only ever known of glucose tabs and then I saw dextrose tabs in Boots and they were far cheaper than the glucose ones.
    AND......I have a friend who is very obese. Up to now she hasn't had any diabetes symptoms but I did a BM for her last week and it was 7.8. This was about 2pm and she hadn't eaten anything since her breakfast of cereal at about 9.30am. I felt it was a little higher than it should be....should I advise her to see her GP? Her late mum was T2 on insulin. :D :D :D
     
  2. Snodger

    Snodger · Well-Known Member

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    dextrose and glucose both appropriate for treating hypos - one is not better than the other IMO. (Personally I hate both. Disgusting, crumble in your pocket and go weird if you don't eat them quickly. I carry wine gums instead. yum yum)

    and yes - your friend should prob get checked out by her GP, I reckon.
     
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