By now you all may be inclined to think that “Sysy doesn’t do negative product reviews”. But sadly, here’s one for ya.
I got some On the Go Glucose Quick Sticks recently which I tested out the other morning for a low I experienced. This product boasts a 100% daily serving of Vitamin C and an “on the go” delivery method that needs no water. There are 10 grams of glucose per serving (meaning you’d probably more than one to treat a low). It comes in flavors such as watermelon and sour apple.
So the other day, I confirmed my low blood sugar and tore one of the sour apple sticks open. They just so happen to resemble jumbo pixie sticks with a powdery fine filling. I poured half of a stick in my mouth and gagged. Something out there actually tastes worse than glucose tablets. Then, because I was low and shaky and my tongue was numb, I started to choke on the powdery glucose. You sort of chuck it from the packet down your throat and it’s all too easy to choke on, in my opinion. Maybe not the best for young children. Or maybe just me.
The fun didn’t stop there. Since I was shaky and flustered, I fumbled the darn thing (which is as light as a feather) and dropped it. Powder filled the air and settled all over my desk, keyboard, and carpet. The only thing it did right, once I opened a second packet and downed it, was get my sugar up quickly. But the main ingredient is glucose and that’s it’s only job.
I feel like a glucose delivery product should taste decent and function well in a diabetic’s sweaty, trembling hands-because that’s our reality.
So if you see this at the store next to your glucose tablets, look away and grab your bottle of tabs. Better yet, I recommend Glucolift glucose tablets. Now there’s a well thought out product for a diabetic.