Frequently Asked Questions

Glucerna® Triple Care

Can non-diabetic take Glucerna/Glucerna Triple Care?

Yes. Even though Glucerna Triple Care is specially formulated for people with diabetes or pre-diabetes, normal healthy adults can also consume Glucerna Triple Care as it is a nutritionally complete and balanced beverage. 

I was recommended to take Glucerna to control my weight, as I am overweight. Is this recommended?

Glucerna, used as part of a structured lifestyle intervention program (exercise + lower calorie diet + medication), supports weight management.  Replace your regular high-calorie and high-carbohydrate breakfast choices with Glucerna (228 kcal, 26 g carbohydrates per serve). When incorporated into a lower calorie diet, Glucerna provides for nutrition needs, including muscle, nerve & bone support. Consult your doctor or dietitian for further advice. 

How can Glucerna Triple Care formula support bone health?

One serving of Glucerna Triple Care contains 223mg of calcium and 6.51mcg of vitamin D to support strong bones.

Is Glucerna Triple Care Halal?

Yes, all Glucerna products are Halal certified.

Why is Glucerna Triple Care so expensive?

Glucerna® Triple Care is for dietary management for people with diabetes. Complete and balanced, the Glucerna is Low Glycemic Index, with inositol & chromium for glucose management, and it provides nutrients for muscle, nerve & bone support. It can be used as a full or partial meal replacement. Consult your doctor for further advice. 

What is the Glycemic Index in Glucerna Triple Care?

To be certified as a Low GI product, the GI must be within the range of 1 to 55.

Glucerna Triple Care Vanilla is low in GI with GI index of 35. 

Glucerna Triple Care Wheat is low in GI with GI index of 38.

For preparation of Glucerna Triple Care, is it necessarily to put 5 scoops per serving?

Preparing every serving of Glucerna right (5 scoops + 200ml water) will help you enjoy full flavor and full benefits of the product.

Where can I purchase Glucerna Triple Care Wheat & Vanilla flavor?

Glucerna Triple Care Wheat and Vanilla flavour can be purchased at any major retail outlets of FairPrice, Unity, Guardian, Watsons, Sheng Siong, Giant / Cold Storage.

Is there real wheat inside Glucerna Triple Care Wheat flavour?

The flavour of Glucerna Triple Care Wheat comes from approved flavour ingredients. There is no wheat in the product.

Where can I purchase new Glucerna Triple Care Chocolate flavour?

You can purchase Glucerna Triple Care Chocolate flavour from:

  • Abbott estore (abbottstore.com.sg

  • Hospital retail pharmacies (NUH/ CGH NTFGH)

  • Ecommerce channels (Lazada/ Shopee/ Redmart/ Amazon/ Q10) 

 

I am getting taste fatigue from drinking Glucerna Triple Care. What can I do?

We have an extensive library of delicious Glucerna recipes on our website (https://familyabbott.com/sg-en/glucerna/managing-diabetes-made-easy/guides-to-managing-type-2-diabetes/healthy-diet/recipes). You may enjoy Glucerna in different ways, from Glucerna Bandung, Glucerna Kopi to Glucerna fruit & vegetables shake.

Glucerna Triple Care tastes sweet. Why is it still recommended for individuals with diabetes?

Glucerna Triple Care RTD tastes sweet as it contains FDA-approved nonnutritive sweeteners to make it palatable while being nutrient-dense. The product is scientifically formulated to support dietary and weight management of people with diabetes. It's sucrose-free, low glycemic index (GI) and Low glycemic index and contains advanced & improved slow-release carbohydrate blend for steady energy.

Can Glucerna Triple Care be used for tube-feeding?

Yes, it can be used for tube-feeding. However, it's not for intravenous use.

How many serving of Glucerna Triple Care can I give if patient is on tube-feeding?

We suggest that you consult your healthcare professional on how to incorporate Glucerna into a patient's diet particularly if the patient is on tube feeding or requires Glucerna as the sole source of nutrition. 

Glucerna® Triple Care Ready-to-Drink

How much calcium is in per serving of Glucerna® Triple Care RTD? What is the recommended RDA for calcium?

1 serving of Glucerna TC RTD contains 224mg of calcium. 

Based on HPB website, recommended intakes are as follows: 

  • Adults (19 - 50 years) 800mg - One serving of Glucerna Triple Care fulfills 28% of RDA 

  • Adults (51 years and above) 1,000mg - One serving of Glucerna Triple Care fulfills 22% of RDA 

What are the differences between the previous and new formulation?

As compared to the previous liquid formulation, Glucerna TC RTD's recipe is closer to that of the Glucerna TC powder. It has newly added Taurine, Carnitine, and Inositol (803mg per serve) which aid in macronutrient (carbohydrates, proteins and fats) metabolism; and it has a higher Fiber content. The product now comes in a resealable plastic bottle format which provides greater convenience for one to consume on-the-go. 

Is new Glucerna Triple Care RTD formula still low in Glycemic Index?

To be certified as a Low GI product, the GI must be within the range of 1 to 55.

Glucerna Triple Care RTD is low in GI with GI index of 27. 

Is Glucerna Triple Care RTD halal?

Yes

Does Glucerna Triple Care RTD contain Inositol?

Yes. It has 803mg Inositol per serving 

How can new Glucerna Triple Care RTD formula support muscle health?

Every serve of Glucerna TC RTD contains 10g of high-quality dual blend protein to provide essential amino acids needed to aid in the building and maintenance of muscle tissues.

Can we heat up Glucerna Triple Care RTD by using a microwave?

We do not recommend heating up Glucerna Triple Care RTD directly in the microwave. Microwaving warms up the liquid unevenly and could create hot spots that may scald the tongue. If the consumer prefers warm Glucerna Triple Care, we recommend placing the bottle in a mug of hot water so that the Glucerna can be warmed up evenly and gently.

Why is Glucerna Triple Care RTD expensive?

Glucerna® Triple Care is for dietary management for people with diabetes. It has an enhanced formulation which includes newly added inositol (803mg per serve) for macronutrient metabolism. It's also packed in a more convenient re-closeable bottle format. 

Why is Glucerna Triple Care RTD not sucrose free?

Glucerna Triple Care RTD meets the guideline to be labelled as 'sucrose-free' as it contains 0.22g/100ml of sucrose. This is well below the SFA guidelines of <0.5g / 100ml. 

I am getting taste fatigue from drinking Glucerna Triple Care RTD. What can I do?

We have an extensive library of delicious Glucerna recipes on our website (https://familyabbott.com/sg-en/glucerna/managing-diabetes-made-easy/guides-to-managing-type-2-diabetes/healthy-diet/recipes). You may enjoy Glucerna in different ways, from Glucerna Bandung, Glucerna Kopi to Glucerna fruit & vegetables shake. 

Glucerna Triple Care RTD tastes sweet. Why is it still recommended for individuals with diabetes?

Glucerna Triple Care RTD tastes sweet as it contains FDA-approved nonnutritive sweeteners to make it palatable while being nutrient-dense. The product is scientifically formulated to support dietary and weight management of people with diabetes. It's sucrose-free, low glycemic index (GI) and Low glycemic index and contains advanced & improved slow-release carbohydrate blend for steady energy.

Can Glucerna Triple Care RTD be used for tube-feeding?

Yes, it can be used for tube-feeding. However, it's not for intravenous use. 

How many serving of Glucerna Triple Care RTD can I give if patient is on tube feeding?

We suggest that you consult your healthcare professional on how to incorporate Glucerna into a patient's diet particularly if the patient is on tube feeding or requires Glucerna as the sole source of nutrition. 

How many bottles of new Glucerna Triple Care RTD can I consume per day?

1 to 2 serves a day - We would recommend swapping out your breakfast and start your day right with a glass / bottle of Glucerna; for better weight management, you may swap out your snack in between lunch and dinner with a glass/ bottle of Glucerna too. 

Can I use Glucerna Triple Care RTD as a meal replacement?

Yes

What is the difference between Glucerna Liquid, 1.5kcal, RPB 220ml?

Main differences are in energy, protein content, amount of specific nutrients like Inositol. Please refer to the comparison table for key differences highlighted. 

  Gkucerna liquid Glucerna Plus 1.5 Glucerna RPB liquid
Energy, kcal/ml 1.0 1.5 1.0
Protein, g/serve 10.5 16.5 10.16
Inositol, mg/serve 200 187 803
Complete and balanced yes yes yes
For sole source of nutrition yes yes no

 

Glucerna Triple Care RTD - similar formula as the GTC Powder format. It is a convenient on-the-go format to support dietary management of people with diabetes. 

Glucerna 1.5kcal - More energy-dense per ml. It's suitable for people with diabetes with increased energy needs. 

Glucerna Liquid (can) - An all-in-one nutrition which can be used as a sole source of nutrition / supplementation for people with diabetes 

Glucerna® Liquid

What is the difference between Glucerna Liquid, 1.5kcal, RPB 220ml?

Main differences are in energy, protein content, amount of specific nutrients like Inositol. Please refer to the comparison table for key differences highlighted. 

  Gkucerna liquid Glucerna Plus 1.5 Glucerna RPB liquid
Energy, kcal/ml 1.0 1.5 1.0
Protein, g/serve 10.5 16.5 10.16
Inositol, mg/serve 200 187 803
Complete and balanced yes yes yes
For sole source of nutrition yes yes no

 

Glucerna Triple Care RTD - similar formula as the GTC Powder format. It is a convenient on-the-go format to support dietary management of people with diabetes.

Glucerna 1.5kcal - More energy-dense per ml. It's suitable for people with diabetes with increased energy needs.

Glucerna Liquid (can) - An all-in-one nutrition which can be used as a sole source of nutrition / supplementation for people with diabetes.

Glucerna® Plus

What is the difference between Glucerna Liquid, 1.5kcal, RPB 220ml?

Main differences are in energy, protein content, amount of specific nutrients like Inositol. Please refer to the comparison table for key differences highlighted. 

  Gkucerna liquid Glucerna Plus 1.5 Glucerna RPB liquid
Energy, kcal/ml 1.0 1.5 1.0
Protein, g/serve 10.5 16.5 10.16
Inositol, mg/serve 200 187 803
Complete and balanced yes yes yes
For sole source of nutrition yes yes no

 

Glucerna Triple Care RTD - similar formula as the GTC Powder format. It is a convenient on-the-go format to support dietary management of people with diabetes.

Glucerna 1.5kcal - More energy-dense per ml. It's suitable for people with diabetes with increased energy needs.

Glucerna Liquid (can) - An all-in-one nutrition which can be used as a sole source of nutrition / supplementation for people with diabetes.