Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
January 18, 2002
Question from Orange City, Iowa, USA:
Members of my college's track team have recently begun to take glucose tablets on a regular basis. They claim that the tablets boost their energy levels and improves their work-outs. What kind of effects would these have on someone without diabetes?
This is a very expensive source of pure glucose, which would not do much of anything. Remember, each tab is only 5 grams of glucose, whereas a can of Coke has 60 grams.
[Editor’s comment: Athletes seem to like the glucose tablets because they aren’t as filling as having to drink something, but it would take 12 tablets to equal a can of Coke. One glucose tablet is about the same as two Lifesavers. Since they are simply sugar, it doesn’t hurt to use them, however.