…..to them and have the ability to swallow effectively, ask them if they have any glucose tablets or similar with them. Typically people with diabetes carry 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 & support check out Diabetes New Zealand at: https://www.diabetes.org.nz
Tomorrow we will continue to look at managing a diabetic emergency…..
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