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Glucerna 1.2 RTH, 1000ML

Glucerna 1.2 RTH, 1000ML

Glucerna® 1.2 Cal, RTH 1000ML

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: Ready-To-Hang Container

All liquid medical foods, regardless of type of administration system, require careful handling because they can support microbial growth. Follow these instructions for clean technique and proper setup to reduce the potential for microbial contamination. NOTE: Failure to follow the Instructions for Use increases the potential for microbial contamination and reduces hangtime.
  • Pump feeding is recommended; use an 8 Fr or larger tube. If gravity feeding use a 10 Fr or larger tube.
  • Administer product at room temperature.
  • THOROUGHLY wash hands with soap and water before handling container or feeding set.
  • Turn container upside down and SHAKE VIGOROUSLY, using a twisting motion for at least 10 seconds.
  • DO NOT touch any part of the container or feeding set that comes into contact with the formula.
  • When initiating feeding, follow physician's instructions. Adjust flow rate and volume according to patient's condition and tolerance.
  • Additional fluid requirements should be met by giving water between or after feedings or when flushing the tube.
  • Always follow directions for use provided with feeding set.

For Use with Enteral Feeding Set:

  • Remove the dust cover from the Abbott RTH Safety Screw Cap.
  • Remove the dust cover from the safety connector on the feeding set.
  • Insert the safety connector into the port on the Abbott RTH Safety Screw Cap, completely pierce foil.
  • Turn the safety connector clockwise until it is securely fastened.
  • Close clamp on set before inverting container.
  • Invert container and suspend, using the hanging ring on the bottom of the container.
  • Unless a shorter hang time is specified by the set manufacturer, hang product for up to 48 hours after initial connection when clean technique and only one new set are used. Otherwise hang for no more than 24 hours.


Serving Size: 1000 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:60.0    
Fat, g:60.0    
Carbohydrate, g:114.5    
    Dietary Fiber, g: 16.1    
Water, g:805    
Taurine, mg:135    
L-Carnitine, mg:175    
m-Inositol, mg:845    
Vitamin A, IU: 7730§   155 
Vitamin D, IU:345   86 
Vitamin E, IU:39   130 
Vitamin K, mcg:100   125 
Vitamin C, mg:260   435 
Folic Acid, mcg:320   80 
Vitamin B1, mg:1.2   80 
Vitamin B2, mg:1.4   82 
Vitamin B6, mg:1.6   80 
Vitamin B12, mcg:4.8   80 
Niacin, mg:16   80 
Choline, mg:440   Not established 
Biotin, mcg:240   80 
Pantothenic Acid, mg:8.0   80 
Beta-Carotene, mg:2.7   Not established 
Sodium, mg:1110   Not established 
Potassium, mg:2020   Not established 
Chloride, mg:1280   38 
Calcium, mg:800   80 
Phosphorus, mg:800   80 
Magnesium, mg:320   80 
Iodine, mcg:120   80 
Manganese, mg:1.6   80 
Copper, mg:1.6   80 
Zinc, mg:12   80 
Iron, mg:15   83 
Selenium, mcg:56   80 
Chromium, mcg:160   135 
Molybdenum, mcg:76   100 
* 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.
6.1 g of total dietary fiber from soy, oat and corn fibers; 10.0 g of short-chain fructooligosaccharides.
§ 3570 IU/L of vitamin A activity supplied by 2.7 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, 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.