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Glucose Revival providing free glucose gel necklaces to diabetic health care workers

UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

The Thrive and Thrive Jr. glucose gel medical alert necklaces. (Libby Kamrowski / The Spokesman-Review)
The Thrive and Thrive Jr. glucose gel medical alert necklaces. (Libby Kamrowski / The Spokesman-Review)

Spokane-based startup Glucose Revival is providing its glucose gel necklaces to diabetic health care workers free of charge.

“These health care workers are working hard, putting their lives on the line and making substantial sacrifices while aiding Americans, who are sick, suffering and dying from COVID-19,” Kris Maynard, president and founder of Glucose Revival, said in a statement.

The Thrive necklace is a hollow tube containing 15 grams of edible glucose gel, which is the same solution administered by first responders during medical emergencies to treat hypoglycemia. The necklace is held together with a magnetic clasp, allowing it to be taken off quickly in an emergency.

Healthcare professionals with diabetes can apply for free Thrive glucose necklaces at http://www.glucoserevival.com.

Maynard, a diabetic, firefighter and emergency medical technician at Fairchild Air Force Base, founded Glucose Revival in 2016 with the idea to help diabetics stay safe and maintain an active lifestyle.

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