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Glucose Replacements

As a diabetic, controlling your blood sugar levels is of the utmost importance to your health and well-being. It's also vital that you're prepared to respond to sudden drops in blood glucose levels, and CVS can help you do just that. In this product assortment, you'll find a variety of glucose tablets that can be taken to address hypoglycemia.

Diabetes and Your Blood Sugar

People with diabetes suffer from elevated levels of blood sugar or glucose. With Type 1 diabetes, the problem occurs because the pancreas does not manufacture insulin, the hormone responsible for keeping blood sugar levels in check. In people with Type 2 diabetes, the body either does not make enough insulin or does not respond to insulin properly. For both types of diabetes, insulin injections or oral medications are typically taken to help keep blood sugar levels within normal range.

What Is Hypoglycemia?

Insulin and oral diabetes medications can pose a risk for hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar levels. The problem can occur if you take too much insulin, fail to eat enough carbohydrates, delay eating for too long or due to intense exercise. Symptoms of hypoglycemia include shakiness, feelings of nervousness, sweating, chills, irritability, confusion, rapid heartbeat, lightheadedness, drowsiness, pale skin, impaired vision, headaches and tingling of the lips, cheeks or tongue.

Addressing Low Blood Sugar

If blood sugar levels become too low, serious health complications like seizures and comas can occur. That's why it's important to respond quickly when you're experiencing symptoms of hypoglycemia. You can take glucose tablets to quickly supply your body with sugar and bring your numbers closer to normal range. Glucose tablets come in a wide range of flavors, so you can choose one that is pleasing to your palate. You can also select the form that you prefer. Options include tablets, capsules and chewable gummy supplements.

Important Tips

Talk to your medical provider regarding hypoglycemia and overall diabetes care. He or she can recommend what steps to take when you experience low blood sugar levels and help you decide if glucose tablets are the best solution for hypoglycemia for you. Follow the directions for use provided by the manufacturer for best result unless you are given other instructions from your health care provider.