Who should not use oral glucose?

Oral glucose is relatively safe, but it is a good idea to talk to your doctor before using any new product. You doctor or healthcare professional can help you know how to safely use oral glucose to treat an episode of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). The amount of oral glucose you need depends on your blood sugar level, the time of day, when you took your last dose of diabetes medication, when you last ate and when you plan to eat again, your size and body weight, and your planned level of physical activity. If you have diabetes and your blood sugar level is high, you should not take oral glucose. If you are caring for someone suffering from a low blood sugar episode, do not give him oral glucose if he is unconscious. Instead, get emergency medical help right away.

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