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Should I let my doctor know I am using oral glucose?

Because oral glucose can be purchased over the counter without a prescription, you should tell your doctor if you're using it. Your doctor, nurse, or diabetes educator can help you know how much oral glucose you safely need to treat an episode of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Talk to your doctor about other supplements and medications you are taking before adding oral glucose to your regimen.

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