Frequently Asked Questions About GlucoLift All-Natural Glucose Tablets
How much glucose is in each tablet?
Each GlucoLift® tablet contains 4 g of fast acting carbohydrate.
How long do the tablets last?
As long as they are kept dry, they should behave exactly the same no matter how old they are. Since we use natural colors (and not artificial food dyes, which are often derived from coal tar) our tablets will change in appearance over time as the colors fade. This change in appearance does not affect the way the tablets impact blood sugar levels.
What is the difference between GlucoLift® and other tablets?
There are a number of important differences which make GlucoLift a better option. The first thing most people notice is the taste. The main difference is the quality of the ingredients. GlucoLift All-Natural glucose tablets contain no artificial ingredients, and are certified non-GMO by the non-GMO project.
Why does it matter that GlucoLift® All-Natural Glucose Tablets were created by a person with diabetes?
The people who understand products best are the people who have to use them everyday. GlucoLift® was created by a person with diabetes who saw several ways that existing glucose tablets could be improved. Since then, we continue to get feedback from other people with diabetes telling us that GlucoLift® has addressed many of their concerns with glucose tablets as well. If you have any suggestions about other ways that we could make our tablets even better, we would love to hear from you. You can reach us by e-mailing email@example.com
What else is in GlucoLift besides Glucose?
Not much. You can see the full nutritional info here.
How many tablets should i take?
The American Diabetes Association recommends taking 15 to 20 g of glucose to treat hypoglycemia and retesting in 15 min. That translates to between 4 and 5 GlucoLift tablets. Some people find they need less than that, some people occasionally need more. The most important thing to remember is to always test after treating to make sure that you have raised your blood sugar to safe levels.
How much will one tablet raise my blood sugar?
Because the effect that the tablets will have depends on a number of factors, such as body weight, how much/what kind of food you have eaten, the amount of insulin in your body, and other things such as stress, hormones, and exercise, it is not possible to give an accurate answer. However, there are several websites that offer rough guidelines, such as DiabetesNet. They write “How much glucose is needed? A good rule of thumb is that 1 gram of glucose raises the blood sugar 3, 4, or 5 points for body weights of 200 lb., 150 lb., and 100 lb., respectively. For example, a 5-gram glucose tablet raises the blood sugar about 20 points at 150 lbs.”
Note that, while possibly useful for general knowledge, none of the information contained in these websites should ever take the place of testing your blood sugar, or the advice of a medical professional.
Are GlucoLift tablets gluten free?
Do you make smaller/more portable containers for GlucoLift?
Yes. We currently offer a travel tube that holds 8 GlucoLift tablets. It is reusable, can be opened and closed with one hand, and has a food-grade dessiccant in the lid to absorb ambient moisture. Due to cost constraints, we don’t sell it filled. If you are interested in obtaining one (or more) please contact us.
What are GMOs?
GMO stands for “genetically modified organism” and is another way of saying genetically engineered crop. You can find much more information about GMOs, and why avoiding them may be a good idea, at our partner The Non-GMO Project.
How do you decide what non-profit organizations to support?
Right now we choose to support two great patient focused diabetes organizations that are located in our hometown of San Diego, California, TCOYD (Taking Care of Your Diabetes) and insulindependence. They are both organizations who aim to inspire and empower patients to take charge of managing their own diabetes, with the help of their health care team.
What’s 1% for the Planet?
1% for the Planet is an association of companies that pledge 1% of their gross sales to environmental charities. As evidence that diabetes can be brought on by toxins in the environment continues to mount, we feel like this is a great way to reduce the onset of diabetes in the future, and improve all of our quality of life and the health of our environment.
Are you going to come out with any other flavors?
Hopefully. If you have suggestions for new flavors feel free to send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why aren’t your tablets available at my local pharmacy?
While this may change in the future, right now we have chosen to sell GlucoLift® mostly online in order to use the highest quality ingredients and keep our prices down. Selling through your local pharmacy would require retailer and distributor price mark-ups which we think would raise prices too high.
Really? No fat/sodium/caffeine/corn syrup?
Really. Our tablets don’t contain any of those things.