J Korean Diabetes.  2015 Mar;16(1):33-37. 10.4093/jkd.2015.16.1.33.

Enteral Nutrition Strategies for Achieving Glycemic Control in the Critical Care Setting

  • 1Dietetics and Nutrition Services Team, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. lym@amc.seoul.kr


Global guidelines recommend that enteral nutrition (EN) via tube feeding be used in place of parenteral nutritional support whenever possible and that EN be started as early as possible. However, hyperglycemia is frequent occurrence in critically ill patients who receive nutritional support. As specific EN recommendations for blood glucose control in intensive care units are not yet available, and thus further investigation of EN safety is needed through continuous monitoring and re-evaluation.


Blood glucose; Enteral nutrition; Intensive care units

MeSH Terms

Blood Glucose
Critical Care*
Critical Illness
Enteral Nutrition*
Intensive Care Units
Nutritional Support
Blood Glucose



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