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How Do Transcend Glucose Gels and Shots Work?

Diabetes doesn’t quit, so why should you? We're here to make life easier through convenient, fast-acting glucose solutions inside durable, take-anywhere packaging that help you take control every day. And, it tastes great!

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Key Benefits



15g Fast-Acting Glucose

For a full list of ingredients, please visit the products pages.


Why Transcend

You can trust Transcend because it was designed for you by someone like you. Through thousands of hours of research, development, and testing, Transcend was created by someone living with T1D, who knew there had to be a better way to manage and treat low blood sugars.

The American Diabetes Association recommends treating low blood sugar or hypoglycemia with 15 grams of glucose. And that’s exactly what Transcend provides — no more, no less — EVERY TIME.

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Words from

"These gel packs are easy to use and they travel well. I was afraid the punch flavor would be overwhelming, but I was pleasantly surprised. I have found that it slowly raised blood sugar without making you jittery. I ride my bike five miles every day and test my blood sugar before every ride because these rides tend to drastically lower my blood glucose levels. When I tested my sugar was 72. That is good, but I knew it would drop during the ride. I consumed one gel pack and went for my ride. The gel pack kept me steady so that when I tested after the ride I was at 69. I of course ate something when I got home, but I was pleased that the gel pack sustained me so well. I will buy these again!
“Easy way to transport 15g of glucose for soccer games like my little one needs!"
Kimberly M.
“LOVE having Transcend gels with me. I am a long distance road cyclist riding over 5000 miles each year for the past 15 years. Having a reliable source of glucose with me to fix low BG is critical to my riding schedule. I have just "celebrated" my 56 year "Diaversary" of Type 1 diabetes last month - I'm now coming close to my 62nd birthday this Fall, By the way, I m also an experienced Diabetes Educator - I tell my patients about Transcend gels nearly every day.”
Nan B.
“This is the most effective treatment for low BG and will not send your BG skyrocketing with over treatment. Easy to use, not too much to eat, tastes pretty good. But honestly it is the quick impact it gives when you are low. In the bedside table, purse, backpack, pocket, car. Don't leave home without it.”
D. M.
“I have been a Diabetic since 2005 and am so grateful that I was introduced to Transcend a LIFE SAVER I have several senior friends that are also Diabetic and give them a few packets to have on hand......I will again share some of my recent order I have the packets in every corner of my home, in my car and pocketbooks Recently I was hospitalized and Miss Rachet, RN took my reading. It was down to 56 I had TRANSCEND IN MY BAG and she was shocked as never hearing about this before. She took my empty pouch and was going to order for her dad. Also I find as we get older the highs and low counts are more frequent....TRANSCEND TO THE RESCUE.....”
“Not a huge fan of writing reviews, but every once in a while a product really deserves some words. We use this product to treat my daughter's T1D lows. I haven't found anything that works as easily and as quickly as this gel. Kiddo likes it because it tastes good. She can finish the packet in about 5 seconds and you'll see a sugar correction in 1-2 CGM update cycles. Very good for use at night when it can be difficult to get an exhausted kid to drink an entire box of juice. In our experience, this is the fastest solution to correcting a low. Also very good to use during active sports like Soccer.... IMO, this is as important as a glucagon emergency kit."
Mike K.
“What I like about this product is that it’s an easy way for my husband to bring up his numbers when he has a low sugar level. Much better than sugar pills. Easy to keep in your car, by your bed and in the kitchen. Very user friendly."
Denice C.
“This product was recommended to me by an EMT for treating severe low blood sugar episodes. The packs are conveniently sized and easy to open, even with shaky hands. The gel performs better for me than other hypoglycemia treatment options I have tried: it brings my number up quickly without sending it too high, and doesn't create a bad aftertaste or heartburn. I highly recommend this!”
“I found this product earlier this year and have had it on auto delivery ever since. My girlfriend is diabetic and these things work miracles, especially during low sugar events in the middle of the night. I carry these with me everywhere now. They don’t come cheap, but they are convenient and work extremely fast.”
C. Bailey

“Cuando tengo la azúcar baja lo utilizo,tiene buen sabor. Lo compro por mucho tiempo."

Blanca M.