Long-term glucose homeostasis in patients on home parenteral nutrition

N Williams, S Wales, A Bradley, D Barber, J Shaffer, M Irving

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Glycated haemoglobin (Hb A1c) was used as a marker of long-term hyperglycaemia in patients receiving high glucose loads for home parenteral nutrition (HPN). Thirty-six patients received a median weekly glucose delivery of 2000 g (800-4200) at a median infusion rate of 11.8 mg/kg/min (5.0-19.2). There was no correlation between Hb A1c (median- 3.1%, range 2.0-6.3%) and glucose infusion rate or weekly glucose load. It is concluded that significant prolonged hyperglycaemia does not appear to be a problem in patients on HPN managed by this unit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-2
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nutrition
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1996


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