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Re: [IP] Re: Ringer's, Saline, D5W

> Normal Ringer's has no calories but Lactated Ringer's has 9 Calories
> / L (I think is Kilo Calories).  They be planning to give the Mom to
> be D5W (Dextrose 5% in Water) to help with hydration without loading
> the body with sodium (D5W has none where as Ringer's has 147.5 mEq /
> L and 0.9% Normal Saline has 154 mEq / L). 

I know ZILCH about this stuff, but I recall from a year or so ago 
that one of our pumpers reported she was given a 2 or 2.5 % solution 
instead of 5% to keep bg's from getting to high without extra 
insulin. Might be worth asking your endo about this and consulting 
with the OB folks.

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