By Cardtn Latest Reply 2013-03-28 22:47:08 -0500
Started 2013-03-26 21:47:01 -0500

Is a Glucerna bar ok for a snack at night? I only ate.half of it though…

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CHenry9973 2013-03-27 16:42:50 -0500 Report

along the same line, what about the Glucerna drinks? I do not eat enough during the day so I started drinking the glucerna shakes to supplament my diet. Of course the printing on the bottle is to small for me to read. How do they stack up?

jayabee52 2013-03-28 03:29:09 -0500 Report

Howdy CH,

There are several types and flavors of the shakes

Here is the nutritonal info on the Chocolate flavor

Serving 1 Serving Size: 8 fl oz (237 mL)

Exchanges†: 1 Starch, 1 Fat, 1 Lowfat Milk Carb Choices: 2

Calories: 200
Calories from Fat: 60
Fat, g: 7
Saturated Fat, g: 0.5
Trans Fat, g: 0
Cholesterol, mg: <5
Sodium, mg: 210
Potassium, mg: 400
Carbohydrate, g: 27
Dietary Fiber, g: 3
Sugars, g: 6
Protein, g: 10

List of ingredients:

Water, Corn Maltodextrin, Sodium & Calcium Caseinates, Sucromalt, Glycerine, Soy Protein Isolate, Cocoa Powder (Processed with Alkali), Fructose, High Oleic Safflower Oil. Less than 2% of the Following: Canola Oil, Soy Oil, Plant Sterol Esters, Calcium Phosphate, Magnesium Chloride, Sodium Citrate, Soy Lecithin, Magnesium Phosphate, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Potassium Citrate, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Ascorbic Acid, Carrageenan, Potassium Phosphate, Acesulfame Potassium, Ferrous Sulfate, Sucralose, dl-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, Zinc Sulfate, Niacinamide, Calcium Pantothenate, Chromium Picolinate, Manganese Sulfate, Cupric Sulfate, Vitamin A Palmitate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Chloride Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Biotin, Sodium Molybdate, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenate, Phylloquinone, Cyanocobalamin, and Vitamin D3.
Contains milk and soy ingredients

You may find the website and check out those other flavors and types of shakes here ~

NinaNolan 2013-03-28 17:35:41 -0500 Report

Yikes! I was planning to try Glucerna Shakes, but 27g Carbs?? 6g sugars?? Forget that, it would send me on what I call a "blood sugar roller coaster"!

jayabee52 2013-03-28 18:25:59 -0500 Report

Yes I call it much the same. PLUS they are expensive and IMHO one can find much better snacks just with regular food, not some creation with names of ingredients you can't even say because they're too much of a tongue twister!

jayabee52 2013-03-26 22:21:22 -0500 Report

The glucerna bar (Chocolate Peanut Crisp) is:

Serving 1 Serving Size: 40 g (1.41 oz) bar
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 150
Calories from Fat: 45
Fat, g: 5
Saturated Fat, g: 3
Trans Fat, g: 0
Cholesterol, mg: 0
Sodium, mg: 200
Potassium, mg: 70
Carbohydrate, g: 20
Dietary Fiber, g: 3 Sugars, g: 4
Sugar Alcohols, g: 7
Protein, g: 10

The 20 g or carbs would be a bit much for a snack, and the sodium seems rather high for such a small bar, and I would like to see a higher amount in the protein column

These are the listed ingredients:

Soy Protein Nuggets (Isolated Soy Protein, Tapioca Starch, Salt), Fruit Juice & Grain Dextrins, Chocolate Flavored Coating (Lactitol, Fractionated Palm Kernel Oil, Polydextrose, Cocoa, Artificial Flavor, Soy Lecithin, Monoglycerides, Vanilla, Acesulfame K), Peanut Layer (Maltitol Syrup, Peanuts, Sorbitol, Palm Kernel Oil, Peanut Flour, Water, Milk Protein Concentrate, Soy Lecithin, Natural Flavor, Caramel Color, Salt, Locust Bean Gum, Betacarotene, Gum Arabic, Xanthan Gum, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate), Chocolate Flavored Chips (Maltitol, Chocolate Liquor [Processed With Alkali], Cocoa Butter, Sorbitan Tristearate, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla), Short-Chain Fructooligosaccharides, Corn Maltodextrin, Rice Syrup, Caramel (Maltitol Syrup, Nonfat Milk, Fractionated Palm Kernel Oil, Milk Protein Concentrate, Cream, Glycerine, Butter [Cream, Salt], Salt, Mono- And Diglycerides, Disodium Phosphate, Natural Flavors, Carrageenan, Soy Lecithin), , Peanut Oil. Less than 2% of the Following: Glycerine, Brown Rice Syrup, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Peanut Flour, Calcium Phosphate, Cellulose Gel, Peanuts, dl-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, Salt, Ascorbic Acid, Guar Gum, Fructose, Sucralose, Beta-Carotene, and Chromium Chloride.
Contains milk, peanut and soy ingredients. Manufactured in a facility that processes eggs, fish, tree nuts and wheat.

(some of those ingredients I don't think my tongue could say. Too twisted!)

I don't think eating just that one will kill ya, but I believe it would be better if one could find other diabetes friendly snacks, one not manufactured by A "Big Pharma" conglomorate.

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