Inpatients are at risk of poor glycaemic control1,2.
Nutritional support strategies for patients with hyperglycaemia
Enteral tube feeds have been found to produce a more rapid rise in blood glucose levels than a nutritionally equivalent solid meal.
Controlling blood glucose levels may improve patient outcomes - patient safety and cost4,5
The underlying cause of hyperglycaemia is usually loss of insulin producing cells in the pancreas or development of resistance to insulin
Multidisciplinary team approach
Goals of dietetic intervention: