Diasip

A ready-to-drink, nutritionally complete, low glycaemic index nutritional supplement shake.
  • Supports better blood sugar control for people with impaired glucose tolerance e.g. diabetes.
  • High in calories (200kcal), 9.8g of protein and contains 28 vitamins and minerals with added fibre (4g).
  • Can help you meet your daily nutritional needs when your usual diet is not enough.
  • High in calories to help maintain your body weight when you are unwell or recovering from illness.
  • Available in a delicious vanilla flavour.
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For use in the dietary management of

People with diabetes mellitus, hyperglycaemia or impaired glucose tolerance who have, or are at-risk of, disease-related malnutrition or have increased energy and protein requirements.

 Important notice

  • Not for parenteral use.
  • Not suitable for people with galactosaemia.
  • Not suitable for people with fructosaemia.
  • Not suitable for people requiring a fibre free diet.
  • Not suitable for children under the age of 6 years.

Directions of use

  • Shake well before use.
  • Best served chilled.
  • Usage to be determined by a healthcare professional.
  • Store in a cool, dry place.
  • Once opened, store in the refrigerator.
  • Discard unused content after 24 hours.

 FAQs

1. What is Diasip?

Diasip is a ready-to-drink 200ml nutrition supplement that is high in calories (200kcal) with 9.8g of protein and contains 28 vitamins and minerals per bottle. It can be used in addition to a healthy varied diet, which can assist with aiding recovery when unwell, improving body weight and quality of your life. Diasip is a food for special medical purposes and must be used under medical supervision.

2. Who is Diasip for?

Diasip is for the dietary management of people with diabetes mellitus, hyperglycaemia or impaired glucose tolerance and have, or are at-risk of, disease related malnutrition, or have increased energy and protein requirements.

3. Who shouldn’t use Diasip?

Diasip is not suitable for people with galactosaemia, fructosaemia, or those requiring a fibre free diet. It’s also not suitable for people with cow’s milk protein allergy and children under the age of 6 years.

4. What does Diasip contain?

Diasip is high in calories (208cal) with 9.8g of protein and 28 vitamins and minerals, plus 4.4g of added fibre per bottle. The complete list of ingredients can be found on the Diasip Product Fact Sheet.

5. Does Diasip contain lactose?

Diasip is low lactose (lactose <2g/100g).

6. Does Diasip contain any other allergens?

Diasip contains cows’ milk protein and soy; it doesn’t contain wheat, egg, nuts* or lupins.

7. Is Diasip halal certified?

Yes, Diasip is halal certified.

8. Is Diasip kosher certified?

Diasip doesn’t contain any kosher forbidden ingredients.

9. Does Diasip contain any gluten?

Diasip does not have any gluten containing ingredients.

10. Do I need to prepare Diasip?

There’s no preparation needed; Diasip is presented in a ready to drink 200ml bottle. It’s best served chilled but usage needs to be determined by a healthcare professional. Store in a cool, dry place and once opened, store in the refrigerator. Ensure you discard unused contents after 24 hours.

11. What is Diasip used for?

Diasip is for the dietary management of people with diabetes mellitus, hyperglycaemia or impaired glucose tolerance who have, or are at-risk of, disease-related malnutrition, or have increased energy and protein requirements.

12. What flavour does Diasip come in?

Diasip is available in a delicious vanilla flavour.

13. Where can Diasip be purchased from?

Diasip can be purchased via calling our Customer Support Team on 1800 884 367 or from your local pharmacy.

14. How do I take Diasip?

Diasip is presented in a ready-to-drink 200ml bottle. It’s best served chilled and always shake well before use. Your exact usage needs to be determined by a healthcare professional. There are recipes available to show you how Diasip can be incorporated to create a delicious smoothie or snack. Always take as directed by your healthcare professional.

15. Is it safe to consume Diasip with other medications?

You should be able to take Diasip with most medications. For any medication that specifies to be taken on an empty stomach, do not take these with Diasip. Interactions between medications and food and drink may exist. If you are unsure or have questions, ask your prescribing doctor about whether Diasip can be taken with your medication.

16. What are oral nutritional supplements?

Oral nutritional supplements help you to meet your daily nutritional needs when your usual diet is not sufficient. They are available in a range of flavours and formats including:

  • Milkshake style available in either 200ml bottle or a 125ml bottle, these ready-to-drink shakes are high in protein and energy. There are also options that are high in fibre and nutritionally complete.
  • Juice style which is high in energy and available in a ready-to-drink 200ml bottle, providing an alternative for people who prefer fruit juice flavours or a change from a milkshake format.
  • Dessert style high energy, high protein pudding style dessert that comes in 125g pots and can be enjoyed with a spoon.
17. Are oral nutritional supplement suitable for cancer patients?

When started early with a cancer diagnosis, an oral nutritional supplement can contribute to weight maintenance, which in turn supports continued cancer therapy and can provide better nutritional management outcomes.***Oral nutritional supplements are specially designed foods and drinks that can help you meet your daily nutritional needs when your usual diet is not enough, providing the extra energy, protein, vitamins and minerals needed.

Taking an oral nutritional supplement in line with a healthcare professional’s advice can also help to reduce complications, reduce time in hospital and improve quality of life.***

To learn more about the role of oral nutritional supplements in cancer, visit our Nutrition Corner.

18. Where can you buy the Fortisip range in Australia?

The Fortisip range can be purchased from our online store or by calling our Customer Support Team on 1800 884 36.

You can also set up regular deliveries via our online store subscription service with free delivery on all orders over $50.

19. Where can I find out more?

For more information call the Nutricia Careline on 1800 438 500.

* Peanut (Arachis hypogaea), Almond (Amygdalus communis L.), Hazelnut (Corylus avellana), Walnut (Juglans regia), Cashew (Anacardium occidentale), Pecan nut (Carya illinoiesis (Wangenh.) K. Koch), Brazil nut (Bertholletia excelsa), Pistachio nut (Pistacia vera), Macadamia nut and Queensland nut (Macadamia ternifolia) and products thereof.

References

***Martin L Senesse P et al. J Clin Oncol 2015 Jan 1: 33(1):90-9.