For people with diabetes and/or impaired glucose tolerance on the go

Glucerna Ready-to-Drink Vanilla

Glucerna Ready-to-Drink provides a convenient meal or snack replacement to help you manage your blood sugar levels while you are on the go.1

Glucerna Ready-to-Drink has a low Glycaemic Index (GI) and provides complete, balanced nutrition for people living with diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance.*1 It features a blend of ingredients designed to support diabetes management:


28 essential vitamins and minerals1


Slow-release carbohydrate blend to help manage blood glucose levels1


Myo-inositol to help the body's cells uptake glucose more efficiently.2–4


Unique fat blend to support a healthy heart1


Enriched with prebiotic fibre to maintain a healthy digestive system1

Glucerna is suitable as a supplementary source of nutrition to be used under medical supervision. It is not to be used as a sole source of nutrition.1

Key nutrients per serve:4

230 kcal


8.6g protein


28 vitamins and minerals

Essential vitamins & minerals

Available in 220 mL

Available Flavours:

Vanilla Flavour

*Glucerna is formulated for people with prediabetes, diabetes and gestational diabetes, as part of a diabetes management plan (including diet and exercise).1

Glucerna has been shown to lower HbA1c by 1.1% in 6 months when used as part of a structured lifestyle intervention and motivational interviewing.10

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the glycaemic index of Glucerna?

Glucerna has a low glycaemic index (GI); the powder (mixed with water) has a GI of 35 (Vanilla) and 29 (Chocolate), and the 220 mL Ready-to-Drink (liquid) Glucerna has a GI of 27.12–14

Is Glucerna a good choice for low blood glucose (hypoglycaemia)?

For people with diabetes, Glucerna products should not be used to treat hypoglycaemia, insulin shock, or insulin reaction. The carbohydrates in Glucerna are not absorbed quickly enough to restore blood glucose to a target level fast enough. Talk to your healthcare professional about appropriate treatment options for low blood glucose episodes.

Are Glucerna products appropriate for people with type 1 diabetes?

Glucerna products are appropriate for people with type 1 diabetes. However, it is important to monitor your blood glucose regularly to see how Glucerna affects it, as well as your insulin needs.

As always, we encourage you to speak with your healthcare professional before making any changes to your diabetes management plan.

Can Glucerna products be used during pregnancy for women with gestational diabetes?

Nursing and pregnant women should consult their healthcare professionals to see how Glucerna would best fit into their lifestyle.

In particular, be aware of the vitamin and mineral content of Glucerna when used together with other supplements (maternal vitamins and minerals) and with daily food intake, as it may exceed the recommended dietary intake (RDI) for some of the vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin A, folic acid and iron.

Consult your healthcare professional before starting Glucerna.

Nutritional information

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Energy (kJ/kcal)405/96
Protein (g)4.62
Fat (g)3.74
Saturated Fatty Acids (g)
Carbohydrate (g)10.03
Sugars (g)
Dietary fibre, total (g)2.05
FOS (g)
Vitamin A (mcg RE)71
Vitamin D (mcg)3.0
Vitamin E (mcg α-TE)2.4
Vitamin K (mcg)9.0
Vitamin C (mg)10
Folic acid (mcg)37
Thiamin (Vitamin B1) (mg)0.17
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) (mg)0.20
Vitamin B6 (mg)0.26
Vitamin B12 (mcg)0.40
Niacin (mg NE)2.0
Pantothenic acid (mg)0.80
Biotin (mcg)4.0
Choline (mg)42.0
Inositol (mg)365
Sodium (mg)85
Potassium (mg)160
Chloride (mg)130
Calcium (mg)102
Phosphorus (mg)70
Magnesium (mg)19
Iron (mg)1.2
Zinc (mg)1.5
Manganese (mg)0.33
Copper (mcg)140
Iodine (mcg)16
Selenium (mcg)7.1
Chromium (mcg)18
Molybdenum (mcg)12
Taurine (mg)9.2
L-Carnitine (mg)8.0


Water, maltodextrin, sucromalt, VEGETABLE OILS (canola oil, high oleic sunflower oil, corn oil), MILK PROTEINS (sodium caseinate (milk), calcium caseinate (milk)), soy protein isolate, glycerine, MINERALS (potassium citrate, potassium chloride, calcium carbonate, calcium citrate, magnesium phosphate dibasic, sodium chloride, calcium phosphate tribasic, sodium citrate, magnesium chloride, potassium phosphate dibasic, zinc sulphate, ferrous sulphate, manganese sulphate, cupric sulphate, chromium chloride, sodium molybdate, potassium iodide, sodium selenite), fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), myo-inositol, flavouring, oat fibre (oats), emulsifier (322) (soy), stabilisers (460, 407, 466, 418), choline chloride, VITAMINS (ascorbic acid, Vitamin E, niacinamide, calcium pantothenate, thiamin hydrochloride, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, Vitamin A palmitate, folic acid, phylloquinone, biotin, Vitamin D3, cyanocobalamin), sweeteners (950, 955), taurine, L-carnitine, colour (100).

Contains soy, milk and oats.


Contains soy and milk and oat ingredients.
Free from: egg, fish, peanuts/tree nuts, meat, sesame seed, shellfish, alcohol, lupin.

kosher halal low lactose low gluten

Low lactose refers to the product containing no more than 2 g of lactose per 100 g.
^Contains no detectable gluten at a limit of quantification of 5 ppm but does contain oats.

Food for Special Medical Purposes. Use only under medical supervision.

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