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Gluco Juice

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by AlexM 03, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. AlexM 03

    AlexM 03 Type 1 · Member

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    Does anyone get Gluco juice on prescription? My doctors surgery said they can't give it on prescription
     
  2. mammamia2006

    mammamia2006 · Guest

    This might sound stupid but what is gluco juice?
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    They are probably right, the only one I know that is available on prescription is Glucogel (sure it use to be called Hypostop).

    You can buy Glucojuice in Boots, I just use Jelly Babies but keep some small party-size cans of Coke for emergencies.
     
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    shaggy1974 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Apparently it is available on prescription(depending on your GP), but you only get a couple of bottles at a time. My sister gets me a hefty discount on it through her company so I've never actually bothered trying to see if my dr would prescribe it.

    I occasionally get glucogel on prescription but that stuff just tastes weird. Anyone of a certain age will remember Gloy glue, it's basically a sweetened version of that:yuck:
     
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    my husband has been told he can't have it on prescription either because it's too expensive :/ which is a shame because it is great for dealing with hypos x
     
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    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    GPs aren't the ones stopping it being prescribed.. Its the CCG's as there is glucogel which can be rubbed in to gums if unconscious or the glucagon injection if unconscious.
    Gluco juice has no use when you could be drinking lucozade if conscious or just eating.
    I doubt very much if any CCG in the country would be daft enough to pay for this to be prescribed!!
     
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    It's interesting really because Glucojel works quicker than Lucozade. Glucojuice also works faster than Lucozade but it costs around £2 a bottle.
     
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    Some people find the Glucojuice bottles are handy as they are small and can fit into a pocket or handbag when travelling around, plus they contain 15g of fast-acting carbs per bottle so your less likely to over-treat the hypo.
     
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    My hospital actually give glucojuice to diabeticsif they are hypo whilst an inpatient.
     
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    I was in hospital recently and was given it on several occasions, I thought the flavour was quite nice.
     
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    dabbit Type 2 · Active Member

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    It's £1.15 in our local Well chemist.
     
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    Gluco juice is available on prescription I get 12 bottles of 60m every month - however since using these I have been doing a little research and find that the ingredients could cause cancer due to it having both E211 and citric acid in the same pot - this can cause cancer http://naturallysavvy.com/eat/this-is-why-sodium-benzoate-is-so-scary - for me the risk is not worth it and I will be discontinuing this product
     
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