{D-Mom Tested} Quick Sticks

by Leighann on September 25, 2012

Quick Sticks

Can I try one of those?

No, they’re for treating lows.

Well I hope I have a low so I can try one.

We’re always on the hunt for ways to treat low blood sugars. We use a variety of glucose tabs, gels, and of course juice boxes. We recently found Quick Sticks, which are kind of similar to the Pixie Sticks we had as kids.

Quick Sticks come in two flavors: sour apple and watermelon. Q proclaimed sour apple as her favorite, but once we ran out of the apple and only had watermelon left, she said that she likes that flavor too.

Each stick has 10 grams of carbs, which is nice because sometimes we don’t need the full 15 carbs that a juice box brings.

What I like is that they are very easy to transport. We have been keeping a few of them in the bottom of her “pump bag” and I don’t have to worry about them causing a mess (unlike juice boxes which I always put in a plastic baggie).

If there’s a con, it’s that frequently if she talks or laughs while having one, she sprays the powder everywhere!

It’s amusing and annoying at the same time because I always wonder how many carbs just became airborne. Probably not many.

Q has been reading the “Low Blood Sugar Education Book” that comes in the box and even quoted from it the other day. After waking up she told me that it was important to test her blood sugar right away just in case she was low.

Currently they are available from the Quick Sticks website and HEB and Kroger stores. Beginning in October they will also be available at Walgreens and Walmart stores (some stores are already stocking them). They retail for $5.99 for a box of 12 sticks.

Quick Sticks

  • 10 grams carb per stick
  • gluten-free
  • sour apple and watermelon flavors

Quick Sticks

Special Offer

I have an exciting special offer for D-Mom Blog readers. To celebrate Quick Sticks’ launch in Walgreens and Walmart stores this week, the first 50 people who email info@quicksticks.com with their name, address, city/state will receive a free ‘Buy One, Get One” coupon good at all Walmart and Walgreens locations! Tell them you heard about Quick Sticks on D-Mom Blog.

Update: Thanks to all the readers who e-mailed Quick Sticks for the coupon. All 50 have been given out at this point. But look for Quick Sticks at your local Walgreens or Walmart and you can of course order them from their website.

Further Reading

More posts about low blood sugars

More D-Mom Tested product reviews

Disclosure: Quick Sticks provided us with a box of each flavor for review consideration. Monetary compensation was not received for the review and opinions are my own. Please read my disclosure statement.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jan September 25, 2012 at 9:07 am

Nice offer, unfortunately they don’t ship/have them in Canada yet šŸ™


2 Tom P September 25, 2012 at 9:31 am

A friend, also T1, gave us one of these for our T1 son to try. He hates glucose tablets. He loved these. Nice to have another option.


3 Kelli September 25, 2012 at 9:55 am

Wonka Pixie Stixs= $1.00-$2.00 per bag. Same effect, but without the low blood sugar pamphlet.


4 katy September 25, 2012 at 9:29 pm

the guy on the booklet cover looks positively stoned!


5 K September 28, 2012 at 1:58 pm

I’m sure my child would think this is cool, and I’d like to see the booklet, but 50cents each is quite a hefty price when there are so many other, cheaper options. Am I missing something? I don’t understand why one would choose to use glucose tabs or this product when a fun-size Skittles will work. Is there a benefit to these diabetes-specific products?


6 Deborah Steele October 31, 2013 at 12:21 pm

The benefit of quick sticks and glucose tabs are they they dissolve in the mouth very quickly. When one is having a low blood sugar event chewing can be difficult because overall your muscles (even for chewing) can feel very weak. Skittles have to be chewed and there is a risk of choking.


7 Scott S October 1, 2012 at 10:00 pm

I received a sample of these and liked them. They’re easier to carry around that Dex4 liquid blast and I agree with her on the flavors! I recommend having a bottle of water around as a chaser!


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