Last updated on February 2018

Pre-operative Carbohydrate Drink to Preserve Peri-operative Insulin Sensitivity


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. At least 18 years of age
  2. Planned laparoscopic partial colon resection for non-metastatic neoplastic or benign disease (including right, transverse, left or sigmoid))
  3. HbA1c less than or equal to 5.7%
  4. Not receiving any kind of glucose lowering medication.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Are already diagnosed with diabetes or pre diabetes (HbA1c > 5.7%)
  2. Are pre-diabetic receiving glucose lowering intervention (any glucose lowering medication)
  3. Have renal or liver dysfunction (serum creatinine above 1.4 mg/dL in women and 1.5 mg/dL in men, bilirubin >2.9 mg/dL)
  4. Will undergo extended resection of adjacent organs
  5. Non-elective operations
  6. New stoma created
  7. Have conditions precluding participation in the ERAS pathway (e.g. dementia, disabling orthopedic and neuromuscular disease, psychosis)
  8. Have conditions requiring preoperative fasting: documented gastroparesis, patient on metoclopramide and/or domperidone, achalasia, dysphagia (any difficulty with swallowing), or Fluid restriction (e.g. dialysis, pulmonary oedema, congestive heart failure).
  9. Have cardiac abnormalities, severe end-organ disease such as cardiac failure (New York Heart Association classes III-IV), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (documented by abnormal pulmonary function test), morbid obesity (BMI >40 kg/m2), anemia (hematocrit < 30 %, hemoglobin <100g/L, albumin < 25mg/dl)
  10. Have received steroids for longer than 30 days
  11. Have poor English or French comprehension.

Recruitment Status: Open


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