Ensure Glucerna Shake

5 ratings (5 Epinions reviews)
Epinions Product Rating: Very Good
5 stars
1
4 stars
2
3 stars
1
2 stars
1 star
1
Share This!
  Ask friends for feedback

Help For The Nutritional Needs of People With Diabetes

Oct 28, 2000
Review by  
Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:Help For The Nutritional Needs of People With Diabetes

Cons:none

My uncle Tony was like a father to me. He was diagnosed with diabetes in his early 80's and soon began to have trouble keeping weight on. In his final year he began to have trouble swallowing solid foods. Coupled with the hazards of diabetic reactions his nutritional needs became difficult to accommodate.

Upon the recommendation of his medical doctor we added Ensure Glucerna Shakes to his diet. He was particularly fond of the vanilla flavor. We tried other brands which seemed to contain the same ingredients and which were often cheaper, but, for some reason, he didn't go for them as much as the Ensure line of products.

I tried tasting the difference myself, and could not really tell the difference between the Ensure and the competitors. But uncle Tony clearly demonstrated his preference.

They taste like a cross between Slim Fast shakes and Jell-O puddings. Serving them very cold as opposed to a little cold or makes a big difference in the taste. Colder is much better and I would sometimes add ice to the servings to keep them chilled, but this would water down the mixtures a bit.

This isn't a nutritional supplement for those without diabetes. It isn't marketed that way and there's no reason for a non-diabetic to to buy Ensure products. They're high-calorie shakes, so there's really no application for them outside of senoir diabetic care. If you're going for high-calorie stuff a non-diabetic might as well go straight for the Ben & Jerry's..

Unlike Slim Fast shakes, the Ensure does not turn into cement on your glasses and in your sink, it cleans up easily and comes in convenient 6-packs of cans, making the work of the caregiver somewhat easier.


Recommend this product? Yes

Read all comments (2)

Share this product review with your friends   
Share This!


Related Deals You Might Like...

Glucerna shakes, case of 24 8 oz. cans

Glucerna shakes, case of 24 8 oz. cans

GLUCERNA SHAKE is a great-tasting beverage specifically designed for people with diabetes. GLUCERNA SHAKE has been clinically shown to help manage blo...
Disposable Medical Express

$72.95

FREE Shipping
Glucerna Shake For People With Diabetes

Glucerna Shake For People With Diabetes

CHI CHI Air Conair Cytosport Doctor's Best Dr.Scholl's Eclipse Evercare Garden of Life HoMedics Honeywell Infiniti by Conair Just for Men Kirk's Leach...
eBay

$13.99

+$5.99 shipping
Glucerna Shake Strawberry Institutional 8 oz.

Glucerna Shake Strawberry Institutional 8 oz.

Glucerna shake, strawberry, 24-8 ounce cans/case sold by each. Institutional packaging.
All Time Medical

$14.89

FREE Shipping
Glucerna Shakes Rich Chocolate Shake 8oz - 24 Ct (s672555 )

Glucerna Shakes Rich Chocolate Shake 8oz - 24 Ct (s672555 )

Glucerna Shake has Carbsteady, unique blends of carbohydrates to help minimize blood sugar spikes*. Minimizing blood sugar spikes over time can help l...
eBay

$59.99

+$15.95 shipping
Glucerna Shake Chocolate Retail 8oz. Bottle

Glucerna Shake Chocolate Retail 8oz. Bottle

Glucerna shake chocolate, 8 ounce retail bottle 200 calories per 8 oz
All Time Medical

$12.28

FREE Shipping
Glucerna Shake Strawberry Retail 8oz. Bottle

Glucerna Shake Strawberry Retail 8oz. Bottle

Glucerna shake strawberry, 8 ounce retail bottle 200 calories per 8 oz
All Time Medical

$12.28

FREE Shipping
Glucerna Nutritional Rich Chocolate Shake - 6 Count (8 oz each)

Glucerna Nutritional Rich Chocolate Shake - 6 Count (8 oz each)

Find energy and sports drinks at Target.com! Try the #1 doctor recommended nutrition shake for people with diabetes.* each delicious glucerna shake ha...
Target

$9.59

+$7.32 shipping
Glucerna Advance Shake, Chocolate, 8 fl oz Bottles, 4-pack

Glucerna Advance Shake, Chocolate, 8 fl oz Bottles, 4-pack

Glucerna Advance Shakes are a convenient and great-tasting source of 3-in-1 nutrition from the makers of the #1 doctor and nutritionist recommended nu...
Walmart.com

$7.88

+$4.97 shipping
Glucerna Rich Chocolate Shake - 24/8 Oz.

Glucerna Rich Chocolate Shake - 24/8 Oz.

Glucerna Rich Chocolate Shake - 24/8 oz. Glucerna Rich Chocolate Shake - 24/8 oz.-This item is NEW -Manufacturer:Glucerna Glucerna Shake has Carbstead...
eBay

$46.26

+$19.39 shipping
Glucerna Shake Vanilla Retail 8oz. Bottle

Glucerna Shake Vanilla Retail 8oz. Bottle

Glucerna shake vanilla, 8 ounce retail bottle 200 calories per 8 oz
All Time Medical

$12.29

FREE Shipping