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These guidelines do not establish a standard of care to be followed in every case. It is recognized that each case is different and those individuals involved in providing health care are expected to use their judgment in determining what is in the best interests of the patient based on the circumstances existing at the time. It is impossible to anticipate all possible situations that may exist and to prepare guidelines for each. Accordingly, these guidelines should guide care with the understanding that departures from them may be required at times.

Objective of the Care Process Model

• Decrease TG level with the use of insulin (insulin drip titrated to max of 0.3 unit/kg/hour).

• Dextrose infused in parallel to prevent hypoglycemia and/or maintain euglycemia.

• Consider IVF to maintain hydration



Severe Hypertriglyceridemia: Care for the Non-diabetic Patient

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