ID 111545
Author
Matsumoto, Dai The University of Tokushima
Arai, Hidekazu The University of Tokushima
Sakuma, Masae The University of Tokushima
Yamamoto, Hironori The University of Tokushima KAKEN Search Researchers
Tani, Yoshiko Tokushima University
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
A sixty-six year-old patient with liver cirrhosis and diabetes was nutritionally treated by administration of the low glycemic index liquid food (Inslow) as a late evening sack (LES) for 6 weeks. The mean energy intake increased from 825±48 kcal/d to 1567±66 kcal/d after the 6-week treatment period. The fasting glucose level did not change, remaining at about 100 mg/dl throughout this period. Interestingly, the amount of insulin administered was reduced from 38 units before treatment to 28 units in the fifth week of treatment without a change in the fasting glucose level. This indicates a marked improvement in insulin sensitivity due to Inslow administration in this patient. In conclusion, the long-term administration of Inslow as an LES may be an effective treatment for cirrhotic patients.
Journal Title
The Journal of Medical Investigation
ISSN
13496867
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
AA12022913
Publisher
Faculty of Medicine Tokushima University
Volume
54
Issue
3-4
Start Page
375
End Page
380
Sort Key
375
Published Date
2007-08
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DOI (Published Version)
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language
eng
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departments
Medical Sciences