There isn’t a clear-cut answer, so discuss it with your doctor. Each tablet contains a precise dosage of glucose (4 grams.) The ADA recommends that a person take approximately 15g of glucose if there is a lowering in blood sugar. If your blood sugar level is 2.8 mmol/L (50mg) or less, increase the dose to 20g. If after 15 minutes, the levels don’t balance out, repeat the process.
It usually takes a few minutes. Be sure to discuss how much you take with your doctor.
No, but they do not contain animal products.
Yes, all FDA tests have shown Dex4® products to be gluten-free.
Glucose is a sugar, and it has no expiration date. The tablets may harden with time, but will remain just as effective.
Part of what makes Dex4® so great is convenience. You can store Dex4® in your desk, in your pocket or purse, and most anywhere else. Most medical professionals recommend that people carry some form of glucose with them in case of lowered blood sugar.