Matsumoto, Dai The University of Tokushima
新井, 英一 The University of Tokushima
Sakuma, Masae The University of Tokushima
Tani, Yoshiko Tokushima University
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.
The Journal of Medical Investigation
Faculty of Medicine Tokushima University
jmi_54_3-4_375.pdf 539 KB