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General Products

A. Our products are manufactured, packaged, and warehoused in the U.S.

A. Transcend reinvented how those living with diabetes manage and raise low blood sugar through our precisely formulated gels and drinks that are fast-acting and better for you. Unlike the standard glucose paste or tablets, ours actually tastes good and typically costs less.

A. Yes, it is safe for all ages. Trusted by healthcare professionals, caregivers, parents, athletes, and those managing Type 1 Diabetes (T1D), our offerings cater to a diverse range of users.

No food or beverage can help you treat lows — without over-treating — as accurately as the 15g of fast-acting glucose in our gels and shots. This is the exact amount recommended by the American Diabetes Association to treat blood sugar lows.

A. Our glucose shots have a liquid consistency, and our gels have more of a maple syrup consistency. It really comes down to preference. Both provide exactly 15 grams of glucose to raise blood sugar lows.

A. No! Thanks to some packaging innovations, we designed an extremely durable pouch that can be kept in your gym bag, school bag, work bag, or pants pocket for up to 18 months.

A. Absolutely. We have many athletes that use our glucose gels and glucose shots to help keep them moving and training at a high level. They often tell us that the pure glucose provides the rocket fuel to keep them going.

Glucose Gel Packs

A. Your favorite Transcend Glucose Gels were featured in the movie “Purple Hearts.” The lead character keeps both the strawberry glucose gel and orange glucose gel flavors on hand when needed. We were thrilled to see our products on the TV screen and even happier to be a part of this movie’s mission that helps shed some light on the disease we live with every day.

A. Transcend Glucose Gels come in two flavors: strawberry and orange. Each provides precisely 15 grams of glucose.

A. Glucose Gels are consumed orally. Each packet includes one serving and should be completely consumed when experiencing a low blood sugar event.

A. Transcend products have a shelf life of 18 months. You can find the expiration date stamped on all of our products.

A. Glucose gels will typically work within minutes but is dependent on the individual, as well as many variables, which may include:

  • How much insulin you have taken, or is still working in your system
  • What you ate, when, and how much
  • Your metabolism rate
  • How much you weigh
  • The amount of activity or stress that you’re under (physical and/or emotional)


A. It is recommended by the American Diabetes Association that you consume 15 grams of glucose to raise a blood sugar low. This is exactly the amount found in one pouch or one bottle of Transcend.

A. You can use Transcend glucose gels and shots for almost any low blood sugar event. However, we recommend seeking guidance from a medical professional regarding your medical situation and how they recommends you manage your blood sugar.

A. Our products are manufactured, packaged, and warehoused in the U.S.

A. Our products are manufactured, packaged, and warehoused in the U.S.