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Clin Nutr ESPEN. 2019 Apr;30:204-207. doi: 10.1016/j.clnesp.2018.11.014. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

The addition of insulin to home parenteral nutrition for the control of hyperglycaemia: A case series.

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1
Department of Gastroenterology, Heartlands Hospital, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham, UK.
2
Institute of Metabolic Medicine, Cambridge University NHS Foundation Trust, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 0QQ, UK.
3
Department of Gastroenterology and Clinical Nutrition, Cambridge University NHS Foundation Trust, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 0QQ, UK. Electronic address: Jeremy.woodward@addenbrookes.nhs.uk.

Abstract

There is little data on the safety or efficacy of insulin added to parenteral nutrition in the homecare setting. We report the use of this route of insulin administration in a series of 4 patients spanning 39 patient years in which it appeared effective, safe and well tolerated.

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