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Provision of balanced nutrition protects against hypoglycemia in the critically ill surgical patient.

Authors
  • Kauffmann, Rondi M
  • Hayes, Rachel M
  • Jenkins, Judith M
  • Norris, Patrick R
  • Diaz, Jose J
  • May, Addison K
  • Collier, Bryan R
Type
Published Article
Journal
JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2011
Volume
35
Issue
6
Pages
686–694
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/0148607111413904
PMID: 21750207
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Balanced nutrition is associated with reduced risk of hypoglycemia. These results suggest that balanced nutrition should be given when insulin therapy is initiated. Future studies should evaluate the efficacy of EN vs PN in preventing hypoglycemia.

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