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Glucerna 1.5 RTH

Glucerna 1.5 RTH

Glucerna® 1.5 Cal RTH

HCPCS Code:  B4154

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Specialized Nutrition for Enhanced Glycemic Control

  • GLUCERNA 1.5 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, and infection.
  • For tube or oral feeding.
  • For supplemental or sole-source nutrition.
  • Use under medical supervision.
1 Alish C, et al. Diabetes Technol Ther 2010;12:419-425.


  • GLUCERNA 1.5 CAL contains a unique slowly digested carbohydrate blend clinically shown to blunt postprandial glycemic response and improve glycemic variability.1,2
  • At 1.5 Cal/mL, patient needs can be met with less volume.
  • 22% of calories from protein to promote anabolism and support wound healing.
  • Includes 10 g/L of NutraFlora® scFOS® (2.4 g/8 fl oz).
  • 3% 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
  • Provides plant-based omega-3 fatty acids from canola oil (3 g of ALA per 1500 Cal), consistent with American Heart Association reported levels to support cardiovascular health.4
  • 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.
2 Data on File: Study BK06 Part B. Abbott Nutrition, 2008.
3 Buse JB, et al. Circulation 2007;115;114-126.
4 Kris-Etherton PM, et al. Circulation 2002;106:2747-57.

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 a 10 Fr or larger tube. If gravity feeding use a 12 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.
  • 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*
    Protein, % Cal:22.0    
    Fat, % Cal:45.0    
    Monounsaturated Fatty Acids, % Cal:29.0    
    Carbohydrate, % Cal:33.0    
    Nutrient Density, Cal/mL:1.50    
    Cal to Meet 100% RDIs:1500    
    mL to Meet 100% RDIs:1000    
    Total Cal:g Nitrogen:114:1    
    Nonprotein Cal:g Nitrogen:88:1    
    Osmolality, mOsm/kg H2O:875    
    Renal Solute Load, mOsm/L:643    
    Viscosity:Thin (room temperature), Nectar-Like (chilled)    
    Minimum Tube Size for Gravity/Pump Feeding (Fr):12/10    
    Exchanges per 8 fl oz:2 Starch, 3 Medium-Fat Meat    
    Carb Choices:2    
Nutrient Data
Protein, g:82.5    
Fat, g:75    
Carbohydrate, g:133.1    
    Dietary Fiber, g: 16.1    
L-Carnitine, mg:215    
Taurine, mg:165    
m-Inositol, mg:845    
Water, g:759    
Vitamin A, IU: 8660§   175 
Vitamin D, IU:430   110 
Vitamin E, IU:48   160 
Vitamin K, mcg:125   155 
Vitamin C, mg:325   540 
Folic Acid, mcg:400   100 
Vitamin B1, mg:1.5   100 
Vitamin B2, mg:1.7   100 
Vitamin B6, mg:2   100 
Vitamin B12, mcg:6   100 
Niacin, mg:20   100 
Choline, mg:550   Not established 
Biotin, mcg:300   100 
Pantothenic Acid, mg:10   100 
Beta-Carotene, mg:3.3   Not established 
Sodium, mg:1380   Not established 
Potassium, mg:2520   Not established 
Chloride, mg:1600   47 
Calcium, mg:1000   100 
Phosphorus, mg:1000   100 
Magnesium, mg:400   100 
Iodine, mcg:150   100 
Manganese, mg:2   100 
Copper, mg:2   100 
Zinc, mg:15   100 
Iron, mg:18   100 
Selenium, mcg:70   100 
Chromium, mcg:200   165 
Molybdenum, mcg:95   125 
* 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.
§ 4370 IU of vitamin A activity suppliled by 3.3 mg of beta-carotene.


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