Jelly Babies

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Alan Constable DAFNE Graduate
Maidstone General Hospital
284 posts

I am thinking of changing my 'emergency carbs' from Dextro glucose tablets to jelly babies. How many jelly babies make 1 CP?

novorapidboi26 DAFNE Graduate
NHS Lanarkshire
1,794 posts

2-3 I think should do the job..........

Asda's owns brand for example may have a small difference but 2-3 usually does the trick.....

I prefer 250ml of isotnic sports drink..........;)

michaelj DAFNE Graduate
South East Kent PCT
34 posts

Gluco juice from Boots or from Amazon works very well. Each 60ml bottle contains 15 gms carb and being liquid are absorbed very quickly. I always carry a couple when out and about. Advantage is you can accurately count how much you have taken carbwise.

wigworld DAFNE Graduate
Hull and East Riding Diabetes Network
19 posts

I find 3 jelly babies is approx 1 CP (M&S or Morrisons brand).

shirley DAFNE Graduate
NHS Tameside and Glossop
9 posts

I use jelly babies to get me out of a hypo. I have found that although DAFNE suggests 3 jelly babies all at once it sometimes takes me too high. I tend to have 1 then take another if needed. I only take 3 if the hypo is quite severe ( not very often thankfully) Smile

JayBee DAFNE Graduate
James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
766 posts

Wine gums are my standard treatment since jelly babies break up in my bag way too easily in comparison.
I usually eat 4 regardless of brand since most are individually about <5g and I want the standard 20g (I'm saying this because found it can be less with some sweets).
Sometimes I get cola bottles instead for a change. Smile Adds a bit of pleasantness to the experience, lol.

landylara DAFNE Graduate
Nottingham University Hospital & QMC
14 posts

1 fun size bag of haribo sweets is my treatment Smile

Alan Constable DAFNE Graduate
Maidstone General Hospital
284 posts

I've bought a couple of bags of Bassett's jelly babies and they're really nice - a treat as well as a treatment!

Neville COL DAFNE Graduate
North East Essex
23 posts

I m a major consumer of Dextro Energy tablets personally(especially tropical flavour ones!): bit easier to transport than jelly babies, and easy to work out how many if a bit low. For those really low moments (rare, but they do happen) I m a fan of Lucozade Sport: all v old school but I know where I am with em! Never been keen on jelly babies as a sweet any way...! Very Happy

Vickyp DAFNE Graduate
Durham Diabetes Network
137 posts

Oh the tropical flavour are my favourite dextro energy too Neville COL!