Journal article

Dysglycaemia in the critically ill - significance and management

AM Deane, M Horowitz

Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism | WILEY | Published : 2013

Abstract

Hyperglycaemia frequently occurs in the critically ill, in patients with diabetes, as well as those who were previously glucose-tolerant. The terminology 'stress hyperglycaemia' reflects the pathogenesis of the latter group, which may comprise up to 40% of critically ill patients. For comparable glucose concentrations during acute illness outcomes in stress hyperglycaemia appear to be worse than those in patients with type 2 diabetes. While several studies have evaluated the optimum glycaemic range in the critically ill, their interpretation in relation to clinical recommendations is somewhat limited, at least in part because patients with stress hyperglycaemia and known diabetes were groupe..

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