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Why is it advisable to keep glucose tablets with me if I have diabetes?

There may be times when your blood glucose level plummets and it is difficult to make it to the refrigerator for orange juice. Glucose tablets are easy to handle and they work within minutes. And you are less likely to overcompensate and eat too many glucose tablets because they don’t seem like candy. Try a few different kinds of fruit-flavored tablets to find the one that tastes best to you. The tablets come with varying amounts of glucose. Check the label to see how much to take.

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