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Glucerna Chocolate Flavor

Title
Glucerna® Chocolate Flavor
Description

Our Glucerna® products are designed to support those with diabetes, and are clinically-proven to help deliver better blood sugar control vs. standard formula as part of a type 2 diabetes management plan with a healthy meal.

Available in 400 g 

Available Flavors:

Complete & balanced nutritional drink

Our unique, clinically proven formula has been designed to help manage glucose levels and support your diabetes management plan. 

Product
Superior ingredients for
effective glucose management

Our high-quality formula and carefully chosen ingredients help effectively manage glucose levels.

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How to enjoy Glucerna® 

Frequently asked questions 

I am overweight and have T2DM. How can losing weight help me better manage my condition? Would a diabetes-specific formula like Glucerna® help me with losing weight?

Besides genetics and age, type 2 diabetes is driven by being overweight which is the biggest environmental influence on the condition. Being overweight makes the body less efficient in its use of insulin which is the hormone that lowers blood glucose levels. Regular exercise and losing weight increase the body's efficiency in using insulin to lower blood glucose levels. Both actions help a person to reduce reliance on medication to control the condition. Diabetes-friendly meal replacements like Glucerna® can be used in conjunction with a doctor's or dietitian's advice to substitute a higher calorie meal or snack. If done regularly and consistently, together with an overall diet plan and regular exercise and physical activity, this can help a person lose weight.

How can Glucerna® help me manage diabetes?

The new Glucerna® is Abbott’s most advanced diabetes nutrition formula to complement your diabetes care plan. Glucerna® is scientifically formulated to support diabetes management. It now has four times higher inositol* which helps the body convert sugar into energy and remains low Glycemic Index (GI)1 with an advanced slow-release carbohydrate blend and a unique dual fiber blend of oat and FOS, that helps the body produce insulin naturally. Each serving also delivers 10 g of a high-quality triple protein blend and provides complete and balanced nutrition with 35 nutrients to support your daily nutrition needs. It is a convenient yet nutritious choice that may be used as a meal replacement or part of a meal to support diabetes dietary management.

*800 mg inositol per one serving of Glucerna® vs previous formulation.

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 as a part of a person’s current diabetes meal plan?

Glucerna® products can be incorporated into a person’s diabetes meal plan and overall management plan. 

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

Yes, studies have been completed with Glucerna® products in a population of pregnant women with diabetes or with gestational diabetes. Nursing and pregnant women should be aware of the vitamin and mineral content listed on the labels and discuss Glucerna® usage with a healthcare professional when combined with other supplements (maternal vitamins and minerals) and daily food intake.

Can a child with diabetes use Glucerna® products?

Nutrient levels in Glucerna® have been designed based on nutritional recommendations for adults. Consult a healthcare professional to help develop a meal plan incorporating Glucerna® products.

Can Glucerna® be used for people with prediabetes?

People with prediabetes need a high-fiber diet while limiting saturated fats. Glucerna® is high in fiber and low in saturated fats, so it can be used by people with prediabetes.

Can Glucerna® be used by people without diabetes?

It is safe for someone without diabetes to consume Glucerna®. However, Abbott Nutrition has many other options, such as Ensure®, for people without diabetes to integrate into their meal plans. Glucerna® nutritional drinks are specially designed for people with diabetes. Glucerna® products are intended to be used under medical supervision to support the dietary management of diabetes.

How many servings of Glucerna® can I have in a day or week?

Glucerna® products can be used daily. Individual needs depend on many factors, such as age, gender, level of activity, and health status. Consult a health care professional to discuss the amount of Glucerna® that is right for you.

Do Glucerna® products contain gluten?

Our Glucerna® nutritional drinks are gluten-free and are therefore suitable for a gluten-free diet. 

Do Glucerna® products contain lactose?

All of our Glucerna® products contain a maximum of 24 mg of lactose per serving. Compared to a glass of milk, which has 10,000 to 12,000 mg of lactose per serving, the amount of lactose in Glucerna® is very low. Therefore, Glucerna® is suitable for people with lactose intolerance.

Why Glucerna® nutritional drinks?

  • Glucerna® is complete, balanced nutrition designed for people with diabetes and can be used to replace or complement a meal or as a snack.
  • Glucerna® has a slowly digestible carbohydrate and a low glycemic index, which results in a lower blood sugar response.*
  • Glucerna® is high in protein and fiber and provides 35 nutrients.
  • Glucerna® is the most doctor-recommended and the number 1 selling diabetes nutrition product in the Philippines.**

* Compared to a standard nutritional drink.
** NielsenIQ Retail Index, Dietetics-Adult Segment-Diabetes Subsegment, July 2020 – June 2021

Are Glucerna® products good choices for low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)?

For people with or without diabetes, Glucerna® products should not be used to treat hypoglycemia, insulin shock, or insulin reaction because the carbohydrates in Glucerna® are not absorbed quickly enough to restore blood glucose to a normal level fast enough. Talk to your healthcare professional about appropriate treatment options for low blood glucose episodes.

Nutritional Information

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NUTRIENT

UNIT

PER 100 ml

PER 237 ml PER SERVING

Energy

kcal

96

228

 

kJ

401

949

Protein

g

4.29

10.16

Fat

g

3.67

8.70

     Saturated fatty acids

g

0.42

0.99

     Mono-unsaturated fatty acids

g

1.71

4.05

     Polyunsaturated fatty acids

g

0.83

1.96

          n-3 fatty acids (Omega-3)

g

0.07

0.16

          n-6 fatty acids (Omega-6)

g

0.77

1.81

     Trans fat

g

0.06

0.13

     Cholesterol

mg

2

4

Total Carbohydrate

g

12.67

30.01

     Carbohydrate

g

10.66

25.25

          Carbohydrate (exlc. polyols)

g

9.29

22.00

               Sugars

g

2.30

5.44

                    Lactose

g

0.09

0.22

          Polyols

g

1.38

3.26

               Maltitol

g

1.38

3.26

Fiber

g

2.01

4.76

 Fructo-oligosacchrides (FOS)

g

0.45

1.07

Carnitine

mg

7.3

17.2

Taurine

mg

8.4

19.9

Inositol

mg

337.9

800.3

VITAMINS

 

 

 

Vitamin A

mcg RE

70

166

 

IU

233

553

Vitamin D3

mcg

2.75

6.51

 

IU

110

261

Vitamin E

mg α-TE 

2.2

5.3

 

IU

3.3

7.8

Vitamin K1

mcg

8.4

19.8

Vitamin C

mg

9.0

21.4

Vitamin B1

mg

0.17

0.41

Vitamin B2

mg

0.20

0.48

Vitamin B6

mg

0.26

0.63

Vitamin B12

mcg

0.35

0.82

Niacin equivalents

mg NE

2.02

4.79

Folic acid

mcg

34

81

Biotin

mcg

4.0

9.4

Pantothenic acid

mg

0.81

1.93

Choline

mg

42.0

99.5

MINERALS

 

 

 

Sodium

mg

102

241

Potassium

mg

174

412

Chloride

mg

132

313

Calcium

mg

93

221

Phosphorus

mg

71

168

Magnesium

mg

30.8

72.9

Iron

mg

1.14

2.69

Zinc

mg

1.32

3.13

Manganese

mg

0.38

0.89

Copper

mcg

96

227

Selenium

mcg

6.6

15.6

Chromium

mcg

20.6

48.7

Molybdenum

mcg

11.0

26.1

Iodine

mcg

16.1

38.0

 

For a standard serving of approximately 237 ml, combine 52.1 g of powder with 200 ml of water.

1 Henry et al. Nutrition and Diabetes ( 2021)1 1:2, A glycaemic index compendium of non-western foods
2 Clements RS Jr, Darnell B. Myo-inositol content of common foods: development of a high-myo-inositol diet. Am J Clin Nutr. 1980;33(9):1954‐1967.