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What type of insulin is added to a TPN hyperalimentation?

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Dr. James Chu
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Chu
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