Glucose Infusion Rate (GIR) Calculator

GIR calculator for parenteral nutrition

Patient Parameters

Gender
Height
Body weight

Dextrose Source

Concentration
Infusion rate
Press 'Calculate' to view calculation results.

About This Calculator

Glucose infusion rate is a measure of how quickly the patient receives carbohydrates. Typically, this number should be less than 4 mg/kg/min in order to prevent hyperglycemia and steatosis.1

This calculator uses the following equation to determine a glucose infusion rate:

GIR = (Concentration, g/100 mL) x (Infusion rate, mL/hr) x (1000 mg/g)
(Weight, kg) x (60 min/hr)

References and Additional Reading

  1. Guenst JM, Nelson LD. Predictors of total parenteral nutrition-induced lipogenesis. Chest. 1994;105(2):553-9. PMID 8306762.

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