A 30-year-old member asked:
what type of insulin is added to a tpn hyperalimentation?
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Dr. James Chu answered
24 years experience Endocrinology
Reg human insulin: Regular human Insulin (r) is typically added to TPN or total parenteral nutrition. Because TPN is given via the vein, human r Insulin that is delivered with the nutrients can immediately be transported throughout the body to have effects. This is in contrast to the situation when a person injects Insulin into skin. In this case r human Insulin needs at least 30-40 min to start having effects.
Answered on Nov 28, 2014
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