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The Science Behind Glucerna®

When it comes to nutrition for people with diabetes, we’ve got it down to a science. The Glucerna product advantage comes from CARBSTEADY® and CARBSTEADY® ULTRA, which includes slowly digestible carbohydrates, and key ingredients scientifically designed to help meet your needs.



How Glucerna Can Work for You

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  • Glucerna products have CARBSTEADY, which includes slowly digestible carbohydrates designed to help minimize blood sugar spikes.

    Why It Matters:

    Not all carbohydrates were created equal. Rapid digested carbs like those typically found in rice cakes and white bread cause blood sugar to rise rapidly. Slowly digestible carbohydrates break down more slowly and increase blood sugar at a more steady pace to help minimize blood sugar response.

  • All Glucerna products provide a source of antioxidant vitamins C and E, to help you meet your daily requirements.

    Why It Matters:

    Vitamin C is essential for healthy tissues, teeth, bones, gums, ligaments, and blood vessels. Vitamin E supports normal cell structure, enzyme function, and a healthy nervous system.

Clinically Shown to Help Manage Blood Sugar Spikes

The unique carbohydrate blends, like those found in Glucerna Advance Shakes and Glucerna Snack Shakes, have been formulated to produce a lower blood sugar response in people with diabetes. Select one of the Glucerna products below to view the blood sugar responses compared to similar standard products.

  • The blood glucose values in this graph represent the amount of change (or difference) in blood sugar response after consuming a Glucerna Shake compared to a leading standard nutritional beverage.

    The unique carbohydrate blends in Glucerna Shakes have been compared to a leading standard nutritional beverage, and Glucerna Shakes producing a smaller peak change in blood sugar and a lower blood sugar response over four hours.

    • Study BK02. Abbott Nutrition, Abbott Laboratories, February 2007.
  • The blood glucose values in this graph represent the amount of change (or difference) in blood sugar response after consuming a Glucerna Snack Shake compared to a leading standard nutritional beverage.

    Glucerna Snack Shakes have similar ingredients with a blend of slowly digested carbohydrates, and offer the same benefits — but in a portion size more appropriate for a snack.

    In a clinical study that compared Glucerna Snack Shakes and a leading standard nutritional beverage, Glucerna Snack Shakes produced a smaller peak in blood sugar and a lower blood sugar response over four hours.

    • Study BK02. Abbott Nutrition, Abbott Laboratories, February 2007.
  • Meal Bar Comparison Chart

    The blood glucose values in this graph represent the amount of change (or difference) in blood sugar response after consuming one Glucerna Meal Bar compared to a leading standard nutritional bar.

    In a clinical study that compared Glucerna Meal Bars and a leading standard nutritional bar, Glucerna Bars produced a smaller peak change in blood sugar and a lower blood sugar response over four hours.

    • Fix B, et al. Diabetes 2003;52:(Suppl 1):A72
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