Blood Sugar Support

Blood Sugar Support
  • GlucoCrush Glucose Tolerance Beverage Cardinal B2495-1C

    GlucoCrush

    GlucoCrush Glucose Tolerance Beverage 10 oz. per Bottle

    GlucoCrush Clucose Tolerance beverages are a non-carbonated drink used to screen for diabetes and low blood sugar. Screening involves adminstering a precise dose of glucose and then testing the glucose levels in the blood. One bottle contains 10 fluid...

    As low as $19.10
  • Boost Glucose Control Max Oral Supplement Nestle Healthcare Nutrition 00041679572344

    Boost

    Boost Glucose Control Max Oral Supplement, Adult, 11 oz, 160 cals

    Boost Glucose Control Max balanced nutritional drink contains 30 Grams of protein (14 Grams more than regular Boost Glucose Control), 1 Gram sugars, 160 nutrient-rich calories and is intended to produce a lower blood sugar response (as compared to a...

    As low as $53.55
  • YumV's Glucose Supplement Geri-Care 9061-06-YMC

    YumV's

    YumV's 4 Gram Strength Gummy Glucose Supplement 60 per Bottle

    Package Count: 60. Those with diabetes may experience low blood sugar levels because the insulin they are taking is removing too much sugar from their blood. A quick and easy way to resolve this, is to chew one of these YumVs Complete Glucose...

    $16.52
  • Diabetisource AC Tube Feeding Formula Nestle Healthcare Nutrition

    Diabetisource

    Diabetisource AC Complete Nutrition, Tube Feeding Formula, 8.45 oz

    Diabetisource Advanced Control complete nutrition tube feeding formula contains a unique carbohydrate blend that includes pureed fruits and vegetables to help with the nutritional management of blood glucose levels.Carbohydrate blend includes pureed...

    As low as $14.01
  • Glutose 15 Glucose Supplement Perrigo Company 00574006930

    Perrigo

    Perrigo 40% Strength Gel Glucose Supplement 3 per Pack

    Package Count: 3. Glutose 15 delivers 15 grams of pure glucose (dextrose) for rapid response to hypoglycemia.15 grams of carbohydrates, in a one-dose tube, eliminating counting, chewing, and measuring Convenient to carry or store wherever you travel,...

    $22.00
  • Glucerna Shake Oral Supplement Abbott Nutrition

    Glucerna

    Glucerna Shake Nutritional Oral Supplement, Adult, 8 oz, 190 cals

    For people with diabetes, Glucerna Shake is designed as a meal or snack replacement to help minimize blood sugar spikes compared to high-glycemic carbohydrates. For oral use. For supplemental nutrition. Use under medical supervision as part of a diabetes...

    As low as $11.22
  • Gelatein 20 Oral Protein Supplement Medtrition/National Nutrition

    Gelatein 20

    Gelatein 20 g Sugar Free Protein Supplement, 4 oz Cup

    A high protein fortified gelatin for increased protein needs or dysphagia.Sugar free Low electrolyte Ready to serve high protein, sugar free gelatin dessert 20 grams of protein per serving Low volume Shelf stable Serve chilled Perfect for renal and...

    As low as $85.35
Diabetic Supplements

Blood glucose control supplements are not the same as diabetes medication. Blood sugar support covers a range of products, from dietary supplements such as vitamins and minerals to diabetic nutrition such as meal-replacement shakes and snack bars.

Supplements for diabetics, and diabetic nutritional supplies, should be part of a comprehensive diabetes management plan under the supervision of your doctor and other members of your diabetes care team.

Nutritional Shakes and Snack Bars for Blood Sugar Support

Nutritional shakes and snack bars can replace all or part of a meal or snack. They’re formulated to provide the optimal protein, fat, and carbohydrates balance for those with diabetes. When used correctly, they can reduce the likelihood of post-meal spikes in blood glucose. They may also be helpful as a part of a weight-loss or weight control program, which is often part of diabetes treatment.

Carbohydrates have the largest effect on blood sugar, so nutritional shakes and bars intended for people with diabetes rely on carbohydrates with a low glycemic index. These “slow-release” carbohydrates take more time for your body to digest and convert to glucose. That helps minimize blood sugar spikes. They also contain a variety of important nutrients (specific nutrients vary depending on the brand) to help support glucose control.

The downside to shakes, snack bars, and other nutritional products is that they often contain artificial sweeteners, which may be a problem for some people. Standard meal replacement products — those not specifically designed for people with diabetes — are likely to rely on sugar for their carbohydrate content. So, when choosing the right product for you, look for something intended for people with diabetes.

Supplements for Blood Sugar Support

There are many dietary supplements intended to support healthy blood sugar. These range from single nutrients or herbs such as chromium or cinnamon to proprietary formulations with ingredients that lower or stabilize blood glucose levels. Common ingredients include:

  • Cinnamon or cinnamon extract (botanical)
  • Turmeric or turmeric extract (botanical)
  • Bitter melon (botanical)
  • Fenugreek (botanical)
  • Ginseng (botanical)
  • Milk thistle (botanical) or silymarin, one of its active components
  • Green coffee bean extract (botanical)
  • Magnesium (mineral)
  • Chromium (mineral)
  • Alpha-lipoic acid (antioxidant)
  • Psyllium (source of soluble fiber)
  • Vitamin D
Like all dietary supplements, the FDA regulates these products as food. They are not medicine and do not require a prescription. However, some supplements or individual ingredients can interact with other medications you’re taking.

If a supplement works well for you, you may need to have your medication adjusted. Always let your doctor know before you start a new supplement.

Other Supplements

While high blood sugar levels are the primary concern for diabetes, low blood sugar can also be an issue. Exercise, stress, and medication changes can all contribute to low blood sugar, and many people keep a glucose supplement on hand in case of emergency.