Glucose Delivery Calculator
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This calculator determines how much sugar (in mg/kg/min) an infant is receiving.
Enter the infantís weight, then specify the various inputs:
dextrose percentage and flow rate for one or two infusions
type of milk and hourly milk volumes
added polycal (or equivalent carbohydrate) in grams per 100 ml of milk.
Breast milk sugar content   7.1 g / 100 ml
Term formula sugar content   7.1 g / 100 ml
Pre-term formula sugar content   8.5 g / 100 ml
Any newborn requiring a glucose load of 10 mg/kg/minute to maintain normoglycaemia should be investigated for hyperinsulinism.
Last Modified 21 February 2019