{Diabetes 365} When Glucose Tabs Go Bad

by Leighann on June 17, 2012

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I was rotating some of the supplies in our preparedness kit, which also doubles as an overnight kit for sleepovers at Grandma’s and for camping trips, putting in supplies with an expiration date far in the future and taking ones out that will expire soon so we can use them up.

I’m not sure why, but I decided to open up the brand new jar of glucose tablets that still had it’s seal on the lid. This is what I saw: the tabs were covered in dots. I couldn’t tell if it was mold or if there was some moisture that ate away the sugar.

The strange thing is that the kit is kept in our pantry which is perfectly dry.

They aren’t the brand we’ve been using and enjoying lately, but still, I hate to lose an entire bottle!

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1 Mike Hoskins June 17, 2012 at 8:15 pm

I’ve had that same thing on more than one occasion – usually when they sit out exposed to air (which wouldn’t be your scenario, as they were sealed); or when exposed to heat like in a hot car. Never bothered to examine this closely, but I’m getting more curious about the “why” of it.


2 Erin June 18, 2012 at 2:43 pm

I’ve had that happen a bunch of times (usually in my purse, where I just keep refilling a 10-pack tube). I eat them anyway. Maybe I shouldn’t admit that?? They seem to keep working fine though.


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