Can tube feeding cause high blood sugar?

Can tube feeding cause high blood sugar?

Hyperglycemia is a frequent complication of enteral and parenteral nutrition in hospitalized patients. Extensive evidence from observational studies indicates that the development of hyperglycemia during parenteral and enteral nutrition is associated with an increased risk of death and infectious complications.

When should you hold tube feedings?

If using a PEG tube, measure residual every 4 hours (if residual is more than 200 ml or other specifically ordered amount, hold for one hour and recheck; if it still remains high, notify doctor). If using a PEG tube, reinstall residual. Hang tube feeding (no more than 8 hours’ worth if in bag set up).

How do you prepare a patient for feeding tubes?

Wash hands or apply an alcohol hand rub to the hands and wear gloves. Wash the top of the can with soap and water before preparing formula. Cover open cans securely with a clean cover before refrigerating. Use aseptic no-touch technique when measuring and placing feeding tube.

Can you put insulin in TPN?

Insulin is not routinely added to all TPN solutions. For patients who require insulin prior to the initiation of TPN, one-third to one-half of the usual total daily dose can be added to the TPN bag as regular human insulin. Depending on blood glucose levels, additional subcutaneous insulin may be administered.

What problems may arise due to NG tube feeding?

Problems that occur when putting in the NG tube include choking, coughing, trouble breathing and turning pale. Problems that occur during feeding can include vomiting and stomach bloating. Sometimes the NG tube may have moved and the mark you made on it is no longer at the nostril.

What foods can go in a feeding tube?

Foods that are popular for blending include sweet potatoes, bananas, quinoa, avocado, oats, nut and seed butters, chicken, yogurt, kefir, various grains, and milk (cow’s, soy, almond, coconut, etc). Other liquids include water, broths, and juices.