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Rapilose Gel 3x25g

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Diabetes UK. Having a hypo. Diabetes UK, 2017. https://www.diabetes.org.uk/Guide-to-diabetes/Complications/Hypos/Having-a-hypo. British Soft Drinks Association. The economic impact of The Soft Drinks Levy. Oxford Economics, August 2016. Baldwin EJ, Feher MD. Sweets, fluids and foods in the treatment of mild hypoglycaemia. Pract Diabetes Int 2006; 23( 5): 218– 20. I always make sure the people I’m out with know I have diabetes and what to do if I have a hypo. I don’t always tell every single person, but I make sure a few people I’m with are aware and that they know what to do if there is a problem.” Treat the hypo immediately. You can do this by eating or drinking 15 to 20g of a fast-acting carbohydrate — see examples below.

If you’re feeling too drowsy or confused to eat or drink, ask someone for help or get medical assistance. Rapilose Gel is particularly useful if you areeating less (e.g. trying to lose weight, upsetstomach), or exercising, or in any situationwhere meals are delayed, skipped orforgotten. World Health Organisation. Use of glycated haemoglobin (HbA 1c) in the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus. WHO ref no WHO/NMH/CHP/CPM/11. 1. 2011.Until the change in glucose content, the volume of Lucozade required for a 75 g OGTT was 410 ml. Since the 2017 changes, this has increased to 950 ml. The criteria for performing OGTT require this to be drunk within 5 minutes. 10 This is an unrealistic volume to expect people to drink over such a short time scale. Alternative treatments for treating hypoglycaemia

The Soft Drinks Industry Levy (also called the sugar tax) came into force April 2018. This is a levy that will charge soft drink manufacturers for producing soft drinks that are high in added sugar. This may affect the products you use to treat your hypo. We have more information on this sugar reduction and hypo treatments.As a result of the UK's new ‘sugar tax' many soft drinks companies, including the manufacturer of Lucozade, are reducing the sugar content of their products. If you keep getting a low blood sugar level, talk to your diabetes care team about things you can do to help prevent it.

Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS) has been reformulating its Lucozade drinks since 2016 to contain 50% less sugar, including their famous Lucozade Energy Original.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Diabetes (type 1 and type 2) in children and young people: diagnosis and management. NICE Clinical guideline NG18. NICE, August 2015 (last updated: November 2016). When you wake up you may realise you've had a hypo in the night if you feel very tired or have a headache the next morning. When you test your sugar levels they may be higher than expected. Some people who have diabetes may be at risk of hypo unawareness. This is when you have no symptoms of your blood sugars dropping, and it can be dangerous. We've got more info on hypo unawareness. How to prevent hypoglycaemia Lucozade may have originally been used for its improved palatability compared to simple glucose solutions. It is less sweet and therefore causes less nausea. 9 It has also been cheaper to the NHS, particularly where patients provide their own. Changes in sugar content and why

A low blood sugar level, also called hypoglycaemia or a ‘hypo"’ is where the level of sugar (glucose) in your blood drops too low, below 4mmol/l.Choices. Low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia). 2016. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/low-blood-sugar-hypoglycaemia/. It’s important that your family and friends know what to do if you have a severe hypo and become unconscious. They shouldn’t try to give you any food or drink because you won’t be able to swallow. You must do something as soon as you notice symptoms of a hypo, or if a blood test has shown your glucose levels are too low.

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