Care of the diabetic patient who is NPO for a procedure

Gastroenterol Nurs. 1991 Oct;14(2):101-5. doi: 10.1097/00001610-199110000-00009.

Abstract

Nursing care of the diabetic patient who is NPO for a procedure presents many challenges. Unwise treatment and care decisions may be made because of misunderstanding about the body's basal need for insulin. "Hold-the-insulin" routines are dangerous. Guidelines for management of these patients can provide the necessary information and confidence for excellent nursing care.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Blood Glucose / analysis
  • Diabetes Mellitus / blood
  • Diabetes Mellitus / drug therapy
  • Diabetes Mellitus / nursing*
  • Fasting*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Insulin / administration & dosage
  • Insulin / therapeutic use
  • Male

Substances

  • Blood Glucose
  • Insulin