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Glucerna 1.5 Cans

Glucerna 1.5 Cans

Glucerna® 1.5 Cal Can

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: 8-fl-oz can

  • Store unopened at room temperature; avoid extreme temperatures.
  • Shake well. Glucerna 1.5 Cal is ready to use.
  • Clean top of container thoroughly before opening.
  • Once opened, cover, refrigerate and use within 48 hours.

Oral Feeding:

  • May by 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 10 Fr or larger tube. If gravity feeding, use a 12 Fr or larger tube.
  • Administer product at room temperature.
  • 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*
    Protein, % Cal:22.0    
    Fat, % Cal:45.0    
    Monounsaturated Fatty Acids, % Cal:29.0    
    Carbohydrate, % Cal:33.0    
    Nutrient Density, Cal/mL:1.5    
    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:19.6    
Fat, g:17.8    
Carbohydrate, g:31.5    
    Dietary Fiber, g: 3.8    
L-Carnitine, mg:51    
Taurine, mg:40    
m-Inositol, mg:205    
Water, g:180    
Vitamin A, IU: 2060§   41 
Vitamin D, IU:102   26 
Vitamin E, IU:12   40 
Vitamin K, mcg:30   38 
Vitamin C, mg:78   130 
Folic Acid, mcg:95   24 
Vitamin B1, mg:0.36   24 
Vitamin B2, mg:0.41   24 
Vitamin B6, mg:0.48   24 
Vitamin B12, mcg:1.5   25 
Niacin, mg:4.8   24 
Choline, mg:131   Not established 
Biotin, mcg:75   25 
Pantothenic Acid, mg:2.4   25 
Beta-Carotene, mg:0.79   Not established 
Sodium, mg:330   Not established 
Potassium, mg:600   Not established 
Chloride, mg:380   11 
Calcium, mg:240   24 
Phosphorus, mg:240   24 
Magnesium, mg:95   24 
Iodine, mcg:36   24 
Manganese, mg:0.48   24 
Copper, mg:0.48   24 
Zinc, mg:3.6   24 
Iron, mg:4.3   24 
Selenium, mcg:17   24 
Chromium, mcg:48   40 
Molybdenum, mcg:23   31 
* 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.
§ 1040 IU of vitamin A activity supplied by 0.79 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, Natural & Artificial Flavor, 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.