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Which statement about hyperglycemia and mortality in patients receiving nutritional support is correct?

a.Compared to parenteral nutrition (PN), enteral nutrition (EN). increases hyperglycemia risk nearly twofold.

b. Compared to EN, PN increases hyperglycemia risk nearly twofold.

c. Patients whose blood glucose (BG) level stays above 220 mg/dL during PN therapy have an increased risk of death.

d. Patients whose blood glucose (BG) level stays above 220 mg/dL during PN therapy have a decreased risk of death.

Correct answer: b. Experts estimate that up to 30% of patients receiving EN and more than 50% of those receiving PN develop hyperglycemia, defined as a BG level above 200 mg/ dL. Compared to EN, PN increases hyperglycemia risk nearly twofold, even when caloric intake is similar. One study found inadequate glucose control both before and during nutrition therapy predicted a higher mortality risk.


To learn more, read the continuing nursing education article “Understanding supplemental nutrition for hospital patients with diabetes.” https://americannursetoday.com/supplemental-nutrition-hospitalized-patients-diabetes/

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