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In what forms can dextrose be taken?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
Dextrose can be taken in the form of a fluid adminstered directly into the blood stream. This is most common when a patient is hospitalized and needs carbohydrates to counteract insulin shock or hypoglycemis (low blood glucose levels). Dextrose used as a dietary/exercise supplement is usually taken in powder form and mixed with water.

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