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  1. Roselady
    Roselady August 19, 2011 at 6:52 am | | Reply

    Love to see the exciting d products that come out of the minds of Type 1s…

  2. Michael Ratrie
    Michael Ratrie August 19, 2011 at 11:00 am | | Reply

    I am all for entrepreneurs, but I question his statement of 3 for $5.95 being the lowest “cost”.

    I have never used gels so I don’t know what they cost, but I get 50 glucose tablets for $4.59, or a tube of 10 for about $2.00.

    Just to real quickly do the math:

    GlucoBrands = $0.132 per gram of carb,
    Tube of 10, 4-gram each, tablets = $0.05/carb
    50 tablet bottle = $0.023/carb

    Am I misunderstanding something (wouldn’t be the first time)?

    Fair Winds,
    Mike

  3. Aleks Filips
    Aleks Filips August 19, 2011 at 1:04 pm | | Reply

    Loveeeee the taste! And yup for me it is like an orange popsicle. I found others types of glucose tabs and gels to be either bland in taste or chalky but this is the best so far.
    Glad to see you getting the word out about an alternative to the 4 tabs that just make you thirsty afterwards.
    On a separate note: Mike – Actually it is lower in cost when you compare it to another gel. We used to buy the other brand of gel (not mentioning any names :-) But we all know which one and it cost about $3.50 per tube.
    With the glucopouch we are only paying $1.98 per pouch, getting the same result but tasting better.
    You really can’t compare tabs and gel (in my opinion) but to each his own I guess

  4. GlucoBrands
    GlucoBrands August 19, 2011 at 1:43 pm | | Reply

    Hi Mike

    When we were talking about lowest cost option, it was in the arena of glucose gels. The other glucose gels that are currently on the market range (per 3-pack) from $7-14.

    By all means, give the GlucoPouch a shot. Many people tell us it works quicker and tastes better than tabs.

    Happy Treating,
    The GlucoBrands Team

  5. Health Blog
    Health Blog August 20, 2011 at 11:54 pm | | Reply

    Thanks for the review of Glocopouch. It sounds great about the glucose gel for hypoglycemia.
    Will recommend the brand.

  6. anne
    anne August 24, 2011 at 5:25 pm | | Reply

    looks awesome. I like to use sports gels to treat lows because they are easy to carry and fast to consume, and they take care of a low in one shot because they have 25 g. I’m curious what makes these more expensive as well. (I can get one Clif gel at $1 for example, which is about half the price.) Glad you are coming in at a lower price point than the other D gels but I wonder if attaching a medical purpose to a product automatically raises the price?

  7. Kathy
    Kathy August 26, 2011 at 6:18 am | | Reply

    I use the ‘gel’ for treating lows because for me it seems to work faster than tablets. Just ordered from this new company but the coupon for 15% off didn’t work when I placed my order.

  8. Allison
    Allison August 27, 2011 at 5:53 pm | | Reply

    Sounds like a great company, but what a ripoff! I’ve been type 1 for 16 years and find fruit snacks to be the perfect thing for me – one pack usually gets me to a perfect level and they are easy to carry, sturdy, and CHEAP! A box of 50 packs for like 6 bucks at Target? Yes please!

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