Use glucose tablets in hypoglycaemia: study

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 outperformed food sources in the review and should be considered first if available, the study authors say.

Diabetes patients who took glucose tablets were more likely to get relief from symptoms within 15 minutes compared with those who had sugary foods.