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Opinions and practices of blood glucose control in critically ill patients with pre-existing type 2 diabetes in Australian and New Zealand intensive care units

Alexis P Poole, James Anstey, Rinaldo Bellomo, Vishwanath Biradar, Adam M Deane, Simon R Finfer, Mark E Finnis, Craig J French, Palash Kar, Peter S Kruger, Matthew J Maiden, Johan Martensson, Colin J McArthur, Shay P McGuinness, Paul J Secombe, Antony E Tobin, Andrew A Udy, Glenn M Eastwood



BACKGROUND: Approximately 9000 patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) in Australia and New Zealand annually. For these patients, recent exploratory data suggest that targeting a more liberal blood glucose range during ICU admission may be safe and potentially beneficial. However, the current approach to blood glucose management of patients with T2DM in Australia and New Zealand ICUs is not well described, and there is uncertainty about clinician equipoise for trials of liberal glycaemic control in these patients. AIM: The aim is to describe self-reported blood glucose management in patients with T2DM by intensivists working in Australian an..

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