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Glucerna 1.2 Cans

Glucerna 1.2 Cans

Glucerna® 1.2 Cal Can

HCPCS Code:  B4154

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  • Specialized nutrition for enhanced glycemic control.*
  • GLUCERNA 1.2 CAL is a calorically dense formula that has CarbSteady®, a unique blend of carbohydrates, including slowly digestible carbohydrate clinically shown to help minimize blood glucose response.1
  • For patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
  • For patients with hyperglycemia/abnormal glucose tolerance resulting from metabolic stress, such as illness, trauma or infection.
  • For tube or oral feeding.
  • For supplemental or sole-source nutrition.
  • Use under medical supervision.
* Compared to a standard product.
1 Alish C, et al. Diabetes Technol Ther 2010;12:419-425.


  • GLUCERNA 1.2 CAL has been clinically shown to significantly reduce peak postprandial blood glucose response and reduce glycemic variability versus a standard 1.2-Cal formulation in people with diabetes.1,2
  • At 1.2 Cal/mL, patient needs can be met with less volume.
  • 20% of calories from protein to promote anabolism and support wound healing.
  • Includes 10 g/L of NutraFlora® scFOS® (2.4 g/8 fl oz and 15 g/1.5 L).
  • 4% of total calories from saturated fatty acids and rich in monounsaturated fatty acids (29% of total calories), consistent with the American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association guidelines.3,4
  • Provides an excellent source of plant-based omega 3 fatty acids (ALA) to support cardiovascular health.
  • Chromium picolinate, a more bioavailable form of chromium. Chromium is an essential nutrient important for carbohydrate metabolism.
  • 1500 Cal provide at least 100% of the DVs for 24 key vitamins and minerals.
  • Halal.
  • Kosher.
  • Gluten-free.
  • Suitable for lactose intolerance.
Feeding sets are for single-patient use only. Use clean technique to avoid set and or product contamination


  • Not for IV use.
  • Not for people with galactosemia.
1 Alish C, et al. Diabetes Technol Ther 2010;12:419-425.
NutraFlora® and scFOS® are not registered trademarks of Abbott Laboratories.
2 Data on File: Study BK06 Part B. Abbott Laboratories, 2008.
3 Eckel R, et al. Circulation. 2013.
4 Evert A, et al. Diabetes Care. 2014;37.

Instructions for Use: 8-fl-oz can

  • Store unopened at room temperature; avoid extreme temperatures.
  • Shake well.
  • Clean top of container thoroughly before opening.
  • Once opened, cover, refrigerate and use within 48 hours.

Oral Feeding
  • May be used for total or supplemental nutrition.
  • May be fed at room temperature or chilled.

Tube Feeding
  • Follow physician's instructions.
  • Adjust flow rate and volume according to patient's condition and tolerance.
  • If pump feeding, use an 8 Fr or larger tube.
  • If gravity feeding, use a 10 Fr or larger tube.
  • Additional fluid requirements should be met by giving water between or after feedings, or when flushing the tube.
  • Avoid contamination during preparation and use.


Serving Size: 8 fl oz(237 mL)

Amount Per Serving % DV % RDI*
    Nutrient Density, Cal/mL:1.2    
    Protein, % Cal:20    
    Fat, % Cal:45    
    Monounsaturated Fatty Acids, % Cal:29    
    Carbohydrate, % Cal:35    
    Total Cal:g Nitrogen:125:1    
    Nonprotein Cal:g Nitrogen:100:1    
    Osmolality, mOsm/kg H2O:720    
    Renal Solute Load, mOsm/L:479    
    Viscosity:Thin (room temperature, chilled)    
    Minimum Tube Size for Gravity/Pump Feeding (Fr):10/8    
    Exchanges per 8 fl oz:2 Starch, 2 Medium-Fat Meat OR 2 Starch, 1 Medium-Fat Meat, 1 Fat    
    Carb Choices:2    
Nutrient Data
Protein, g:14.2    
Fat, g:14.2    
Carbohydrate, g:27.1    
    Dietary Fiber, g: 3.8    
Taurine, mg:32    
L-Carnitine, mg:42    
m-Inositol, mg:200    
Water, g:192    
Vitamin A, IU: 1840§   37 
Vitamin D, IU:82   21 
Vitamin E, IU:9.2   31 
Vitamin K, mcg:24   30 
Vitamin C, mg:62   105 
Folic Acid, mcg:76   19 
Vitamin B1, mg:0.29   19 
Vitamin B2, mg:0.33   19 
Vitamin B6, mg:0.38   19 
Vitamin B12, mcg:1.2   20 
Niacin, mg:3.8   19 
Choline, mg:105   Not established 
Biotin, mcg:57   19 
Pantothenic Acid, mg:1.9   19 
Beta-Carotene, mg:0.63   Not established 
Sodium, mg:265   Not established 
Potassium, mg:480   Not established 
Chloride, mg:305  
Calcium, mg:190   19 
Phosphorus, mg:190   19 
Magnesium, mg:76   19 
Iodine, mcg:29   19 
Manganese, mg:0.38   19 
Copper, mg:0.38   19 
Zinc, mg:2.9   19 
Iron, mg:3.5   19 
Selenium, mcg:14   20 
Chromium, mcg:38   32 
Molybdenum, mcg:19   25 
* RDI percentages for adults and children 4 or more years of age.
Exchange Lists for Diabetes. Alexandria, Va, and Chicago: American Diabetes Association and American Dietetic Association, 2008.
1.4 g of total dietary fiber from soy, oat and corn fibers; 2.4 g of short-chain fructooligosaccharides.
§ 830 IU/8 fl oz of vitamin A activity supplied by 0.63 mg of beta-carotene.


Water, Sodium Caseinate, Corn Maltodextrin, High Oleic Safflower Oil, Canola Oil, Isomaltulose, Fructose, Soy Protein Isolate, Sucromalt, Short-Chain Fructooligosaccharides, Glycerine, Milk Protein Concentrate, Oat Fiber, Soy Lecithin, Soy Fiber, Potassium Citrate, Magnesium Phosphate, Natural & Artificial Flavor, Potassium Chloride, m-Inositol, Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Citrate, Sodium Citrate, Ascorbic Acid, Choline Chloride, Salt, L-Carnitine, Taurine, Carrageenan, Ferrous Sulfate, dl-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, Zinc Sulfate, Niacinamide, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Cupric Sulfate, Vitamin A Palmitate, Thiamine Chloride Hydrochloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Beta-Carotene, Riboflavin, Chromium Picolinate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Sodium Molybdate, Sodium Selenate, Potassium Iodide, Phylloquinone, Cyanocobalamin, and Vitamin D3.
Contains milk and soy ingredients.