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Glucerna Ready-to-Drink

Title
Glucerna® Ready-to-Drink
Description

Our Glucerna® products are designed to support those with diabetes. They are clinically proven to help lower blood sugar levels as part of a type 2 diabetes management plan with a balanced meal.

Available in 220 ml

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Complete & balanced nutritional drink

Our unique, clinically proven formula has been designed to help lower blood sugar levels.

Product
Superior ingredients for
effective glucose management

Our high-quality formula and carefully chosen ingredients help effectively lower blood sugar 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, the most significant 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 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 suitable for people with type 1 diabetes. However, it is important to monitor your blood glucose regularly to see how Glucerna® affects it and 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 should be incorporated into a person’s diabetes meal plan and overall management plan. Studies support the use of Glucerna® in conjunction with a diabetes management plan.

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

Yes, studies have been completed with Glucerna® products in the population of pregnant women with diabetes orwith gestational diabetes. Nursing and pregnant women should be aware of the vitamin and mineral content listedon 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 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 people with prediabetes can use it.

Can people without diabetes use Glucerna® products?

People without diabetes can safely consume Glucerna® products. Glucerna® nutritional drinks are specifically designed for people with diabetes or people trying to manage their blood sugar.

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 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 mg 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 200 ML

PER 220 ML

ENT EU

kcal

95

189

208

 

kJ

396

793

872

Energy INT

kcal

96

193

212

 

kJ

405

810

891

Protein

g

4.62

9.24

10.16

Fat

g

3.74

7.48

8.23

Carbohydrate

g

10.03

20.06

22.07

     Polyols

g

1.05

2.10

2.31

     Sugars

g

2.40

4.80

5.28

Fiber

g

2.05

4.10

4.51

     Dietary fiber

g

1.59

3.18

3.50

     FOS

g

0.46

0.92

1.01

Water

g

84.9

169.7

186.7

Taurine

mg

9.2

18

20

Carnitine

mg

8.0

16

18

Inositol

mg

365

730

803

Choline

mg

42

84

92

 

VITAMINS

UNIT

PER 100 ML

PER 200 ML

PER 220 ML

Vitamin A (palmitate)

mcg RE

71

142

156

 

IU

235

470

517

Vitamin D3

mcg

3.0

6.0

6.6

 

IU

120

240

264

Vitamin E

mg alpha-TE

2.4

4.8

5.3

 

IU

3.6

7.2

7.9

Vitamin K1

mcg

9.0

18

20

Vitamin C

mg

10

20

22

Folic Acid

mcg

37

74

81

Vitamin B1

mg

0.17

0.34

0.37

Vitamin B2

mg

0.20

0.40

0.44

Vitamin B6

mg

0.26

0.52

0.57

Vitamin B12

mg

0.40

0.80

0.88

Niacin equivalent

mg NE

2.0

4.0

4.4

Pantothenic acid

mg

0.80

1.6

1.8

Biotin

mcg

4.0

8.0

8.8

MINERALS

 

 

 

 

Sodium

mg

95

190

209

Potassium

mg

160

320

352

Chloride

mg

130

260

286

Calcium

mg

102

204

224

Phosphorus

mg

70

140

154

Magnesium

mg

19

38

42

Iron

mg

1.2

2.4

2.6

Zinc

mg

1.5

3.0

3.3

Manganese

mg

0.33

0.66

0.73

Copper

mcg

140

280

308

Iodine

mcg

16

32

35

Selenium

mcg

7.1

14

16

Chromium

mcg

18

36

40

Molybdenum

mcg

12

24

26

1 Henry et al. Nutrition and Diabetes ( 2021)1 1:2, A glycemic index compendium of non-western foods