FAQ

Q:  Is the Glucose gel only used for low blood sugar?
A:  No, it is an excellent source for a quick boost of energy. Which is great for sports, driving, school, work, etc.
 
Q:  What side does the gel come out of?
A:  Both ends are plugged, but only 1 side is 3 times as long as the other side. Twist and pull to pop off.
 
Q:  How do you get the gel out?
A:  Pinch the far end of the tube and squeeze out, like you would a toothpaste tube. Start at its furthest point and bring towards the opened end.
 
Q:  What is the Blue Circle mean?
A:  It is the International Symbol for Diabetes, adopted in 2006 by the International Diabetes Federation.
 
Q:  Is the tubing safe?
A:  The tubing is FDA approved.
 
Q:  Can the glucose gel be swallowed?
A:  Yes! It is recommended if the one who needs it, needs help, rub the gel on the 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. Depending on the size, age, insulin on board of the person, and what the blood sugar is, until the person can drink a juice or eat on their own, a portion may be all that’s needed or all. If one isn’t enough, use another.
 
Q:  Can I wear it through the airports?
A:  Yes, it has been approved by TSA.
 
Q:  Can it get wet?
A:  Yes.
 
Q:  What is the shelf life?
A:  2 years.
 
Q:  Is this a drug?
A:  No according to the FDA, even though it has been used by EMT’s for more than 20 years, glucose gel has never been tested. FDA considers this a food.
 
Q:  Can it be refilled?
A:  FDA wouldn’t allow us to make them re-fillable because of the sanitation they are required to go through to ensure it is a clean product. Once in the customers hands, we cant ensure it is clean after use, unless we were to sanitize again.