The science behind Glucerna

Glucerna is supported by more than 50 clinical studies

Glucerna is a scientifically formulated, oral nutrition supplement for adults with diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance.*1 It is the diabetes-specific nutritional supplement with the strongest clinical evidence, backed by more than 50 clinical studies and over 30 years of scientific evidence.1 Read on to find out more about some of the clinically proven benefits of Glucerna.

Science behind Glucerna® - Backed by 30 years of evidence from more than 50 clinical studies.
Science behind Glucerna® - Backed by 30 years of evidence from more than 50 clinical studies.
Science behind Glucerna® - Backed by 30 years of evidence from more than 50 clinical studies.

Inositol – a key nutrient to support diabetes

Glucerna contains myo-inositol.1 Inositol is a carbohydrate produced by the body. It is also found in some foods. 99% of inositol in the body is in the form of myo-inositol.2 Research has shown that inositol can mimic the role of insulin and may help to increase insulin sensitivity.3-5

Glucerna® contain inositol - Key nutrient to support diabetes.

Glucerna can help to reduce HbA1c levels†4

1–2 serves of Glucerna per day has been clinically shown to help reduce HbA1c levels (long-term blood glucose levels over the last 3 months).†6 Each 1% reduction in HbA1c is associated with 37% fewer long-term diabetic complications involving the small blood vessels.†7

Chart - Change from baseline in HbA1c level at 6 months with Glucerna®.

Glucerna is proven to work from day 1‡8–10

Studies have shown that Glucerna starts to work from day 1.‡8–10 In one study, Glucerna shakes were compared with instant oatmeal (porridge).‡8 It was found that after 3 hours, Glucerna resulted in a significantly lower blood glucose response (smaller rise in blood glucose levels) than instant oatmeal.‡8

Chart - Blood glucose response over time with Glucerna®.

Glucerna can help improve diabetes management in 4 weeks‡11

Research has shown that Glucerna can improve diabetes management in 4 weeks.‡11 One study showed that using Glucerna as a breakfast replacement for 4 weeks significantly reduced glucose fluctuations in people with diabetes, keeping blood glucose levels within target range up to 90% of the time.‡11

Research - Glucerna® improves diabetes management in 4 weeks.

Glucerna can help with weight management

Research has shown that using Glucerna to replace 1–2 meals or snacks may help with weight management in people with diabetes. Glucerna was clinically shown to help achieve (4–6%) weight loss in 6 months in people with diabetes.†6

Chart - Change from baseline in weight (kg) level at 6 months with Glucerna®.

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

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

As part of a lifestyle intervention including diet, exercise and motivational interviewing.

Glucerna has been shown to lower postprandial rises in blood glucose8–11 and reduce glucose fluctuations, when used as a breakfast replacement as part of a lifestyle intervention.11

References: 1. Glucerna® Powder Product Label. 2. Owczarczyk-Saczonek A, et al. Nutrients. 2018;10(12):1891. 3. Bevilacqua A, et al. Int J Endocrinol. 2018;2018:1968450. 4. Dang NT, et al. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2010;74(5):1062–67. 5. Yamashita Y, et al. J Agric Food Chem. 2013;61(20):4850-54. 6. Chee WSS, et al. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care. 2017;5:e000384. 7. Stratton I.M, et al. BMJ. 2000; 321(7258): 405-412. 8. Devitt A, et al. Journal of Diabetes Research and Clinical Metabolism. 2012;1(1):20. 9. Dávila LA, et al. Nutrients. 2019;11(7):1477. 10. Mottalib A, et al. Nutrients. 2016;8(7):443. 11. Peng J, et al. Br J Nutr. 2019;121(5):560–66.