Intravenous Carbohydrate Tolerance in Infancy

  • G. W. Chance
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 46)


Parenteral carbohydrate solutions are recognized as important sources of calories for neonates and infants. However, tolerance to intravenous glucose in this age group varies from that of older children. This particularly applies to very low birth-weight infants since failure to recognize their limited tolerance is a potential hazard of the current widespread trend toward parenteral support in their first two weeks of life. Studies of intravenous tolerance of monosaccharides in infants have been largely restricted to the newborn period; reports on this subject in the later stages of infancy and in sick infants are very limited. In this chapter the current knowledge concerning tolerance to intravenously administered carbohydrate will be reviewed.


BlOOD Sugar Insulin Response Plasma Osmolality Intravenous Glucose Diabetic Mother 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. W. Chance
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  1. 1.Neonatal UnitThe Hospital for Sick ChildrenTorontoUSA

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