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If you're at risk for low blood glucose (sugar) levels because of diabetes or some other health condition, you need to always keep some type of food with you that can quickly raise your blood glucose level.
Use this table as a guide to choosing a food to raise your blood glucose.
Amount (15 g of fast-acting carbohydrate)
Glucose tablets or dextrose tablets(preferred choice)
4 -5 tablets
1 tablespoon (15 mL) or 3 packets dissolved in water
Fruit juice or regular (not diet) soda pop
2/3 cup (150 mL)
Hard candy like Life Savers
Glucose tablet (4 g)
Adaptation Date: 1/4/2023
Adapted By: Alberta Health Services
Adaptation Reviewed By: Alberta Health Services
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