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[IP] calculating grams of CHO in IV solution

Hello -
I've been trying to find this information elsewhere
but am not having much success...
I am having major surgery on Sept. 10 and am hoping
they will use glucose free IV solution, but in case
they insist on using glucose, does anyone know how to
calculate the grams of carbohydrate in the dextrose
I want to be able to figure out how much insulin to
give myself just in case.
I have heard that some dextrose is necessary in the IV
to prevent ketosis....maybe that is a reason to have
it?  Has anyone had major abdominal surgery (i'm
having a myomectomy, not laparoscopic, but via
lapartotomy ?  How long until I can eat?

Thanks in advance for any help or advice. you can
email me off post if you wish.

Anna in Seattle 
nervously awaiting surgery
dxd 05/80 pumping since 05/03 - paradigm 

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