…. confectionery or sweet drinks with them in the event their levels fall.
Where glucose tablets are not available, jelly beans or similar sugary items, including sugary drinks, will improve their levels. Sugar-free alternatives, diet or low-calorie products will prove ineffective. Honey, fruit juice or sugar on its own or dissolved in warm water would all be effective alternatives.
For more information and support check out Diabetes New Zealand at https://www.diabetes.org.nz
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