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Doctor insights on: Glucerna Health Risks

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Will drinking Glucerna help prevent overall random hypoglycemic episodes?

Will drinking Glucerna help prevent overall random hypoglycemic episodes?

Quite Unlikely, Why?: Hypoglycemia most commonly driven by high carb/sugar foods &/or some meds which drive glucose down (such as sulfonylureas & insulin). In people routinely eating low carb high fat/protein foods, hypoglycemia rare because most glucose is from internal conversion of protein/fat by liver which is routinely smooth. However low-fat high-carb foods drive glucose & insulin up followed by hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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92yr old woman living on ensure or boost shakes for 11/2 month, fasting bl sugar was 230 . should I change to glucerna, which is most nutritious?

 92yr old  woman living on ensure or boost shakes for 11/2 month,  fasting  bl sugar was 230 . should I change to glucerna, which is most nutritious?

Elder nutrition: The fasting glucose is too high for sure. Glucerna is excellent and provides lower glucose. Are eggs, puddings, yogurts options? ...Read more

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I have used glucerna for couple days and my blood glucose has improved tremendously (healthy low range). Should I continue using it to improve my A1C?

I have used glucerna for couple days and my blood glucose has improved tremendously (healthy low range). Should I continue using it to improve my A1C?

Yes : given that you have DM and are now decreasing your intake is the reason for better BS control. If it takes glucerna for you to control your diet then please continue. Your A1c as you may know reflects 3 months control and so please have it checked at that time frame and not sooner. Diet is key in glycemic control. Best of luck ...Read more

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Glucerna snack shake is that good for low sugar and do it make you go to the bathroom?

Glucerna snack shake is that good for low sugar and do it make you go to the bathroom?

Good for diabetics: Glucerna when compared to resource shakes and the shakes has better effect on blood sugar. Using the rest frequently may be due elevated bs. Most resource may soften stool. ...Read more

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Is glucerna fine for non- diabetics to drink? Can it be used as a meal replacement for weight loss?

Is glucerna fine for non- diabetics to drink? Can it be used as a meal replacement for weight loss?

Not recommended: Glucerna is loaded with ingredients i believe are best avoided by anyone who wants to be healthy. Since the dairy, soy ; corn products in it aren't organic they are almost certainly gmo-derived ; thus likely quite toxic. The fish oil it has is from sources like tuna ; since it doesn't say it's purified is likely high in mercury. You couldn't pay me to drink it. See http://bit.Ly/19xax7e ; comment:. ...Read more

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They built a bunch of turbines near our house. What are the health risks to our family and pets?

They built a bunch of turbines near our house. What are the health risks to our family and pets?

No: There is insufficient evidence that the noise from wind turbines is directly (ie, independent from an effect on annoyance or sleep) causing health problems or disease ... The strongest epidemiological study suggests that there is not an association between noise from wind turbines and measures of psychological distress or mental health problems. (from health impact study). ...Read more

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My cats have brought fleas into the house quite a bit. Im workin on getting them undercontrol is there any health risk ?

My cats have brought fleas into the house quite a bit. Im workin on getting them undercontrol is there any health risk ?

Sometimes: Fleas can carry tapeworms & murine typhus. In some parts of the world to include the southwestern United States they can carry a bacteria called yersinia pestis which can cause bubonic plague. ...Read more

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