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 are the lengths of the necklaces?
A: Thrive glucose contains 15 fast-acting carbs is 21 inches long and Thrive Junior with 10 fast acting carbs is 16 inches long.
Q: How do you get the gel out?
A: Pinch the far end of the tube and squeeze the gel out 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 and United Nations.
Q: Can the glucose gel be swallowed?
A: Yes, the gel can be swallowed or rubbed 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 Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Q: Can the Thrive necklace get wet?
A: Yes, it is watertight and can be worn 24 hours a day, including in the shower or swimming.
Q: What is the shelf life of the Thrive necklace?
A: 2 years.
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. Thrive Replenish makes this easy.
Q: What is different about your glucose gel?
A: Thrive Glucose does not contain gums, proteins and fat additives which slows the absorption. Our proprietary recipe is Super Fast as we wanted to provide the quickest recovery.
Q: Why isn’t the traditional snake with staff symbol used on the Medical Alert?
A: Thrive Glucose is the only Medical Alert in the world with a solution inside to help combat the most common emergency. The Blue Circle is the identifier of this.
Q: Can “other” gels be used inside the necklace?
A: We don’t recommend it. All gel companies market their product for low blood sugar or for people with diabetes. What they aren’t telling you is, with the additives that are within them, it slows the absorption down. Other gels are designed for endurance athletes. This means, it will kick in, in about 20-30 minutes. The Blue Circle is the indicator you have fast acting glucose.