Glucose tablets are clear winners for hypoglycaemia

Glucose tablets are a better option for diabetes patients with hypoglycaemia than sugary foods such as sweets, orange juice and milk, a review has found.

Overall, glucose tablets outperform food sources in the review and should be considered first if available, the researchers say.

Diabetes patients who take glucose tablets are more likely to get relief from symptoms within 15 minutes than if they have sugary foods.