Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  Is the Glucose gel only used for low blood sugar?
A:  No. The gel is an excellent source for a quick boost of energy which is great for sports, driving, school, work, etc.

Q:  What side of the Thrive necklace does the gel come out of?
A:  Both ends of the necklace are plugged. One side is three times as long as the other side. Twist and pull to pop the cap off of the long end.

Q:  How do you get the gel out?
A: Pinch the far end of the tube and squeeze out the gel like you would with a toothpaste tube. Start at the furthest point of the tube and squeeze toward the open end.

Q:  What does the Blue Circle mean?
A:  It is the International Symbol for Diabetes which was adopted in 2006 by the International Diabetes Federation.

Q:  Can the glucose gel be swallowed?
A:   Yes, the gel can be swallowed. If an individual is unable to swallow the gel and is in need of help, rub the gel on the individual’s gums between the teeth and cheek.

Q:  How much glucose gel is needed?
A:  The American Diabetes Association recommends that anyone who has diabetes should carry 15 grams of fast-acting carbohydrates. The amount of gel needed is dependent on the individual’s size, age, the amount of available insulin, and the blood sugar level. A portion of the gel may be all that is needed or the situation may require the whole tube of gel be ingested. If one tube isn’t enough, use another tube.

Q:  Can I wear the Thrive necklace through the airports?
A:   Yes. The necklace has been approved by the TSA.

Q:  Can the Thrive necklace get wet?
A:  Yes.

Q:  What is the shelf life of the Thrive necklace?

A:  12 months (for the gel).

Q:  Is the gel a drug?
A:  No. The FDA considers the gel to be food.  

Q:  Can the Thrive necklace be refilled?
A: Yes. We recommend it!! As long as the necklace is properly sanitized, it can be used over and over again.