Glycemic Control

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First Things First (assess & treat for the following)

  • Hyperglycemia occurs in critically ill patients regardless of history of diabetes mellitus.
  • Complications of hyperglycemia
    • Volume depletion
    • Impaired erythropoiesis
    • Endothelial dysfunction
    • Increased secretion of pro-inflammatory mediators
  • Potential consequences of untreated hyperglycemia
    • Sepsis
    • Decreased kidney function
    • Critical illness polyneuropathy
    • Respiratory failure
    • Increased mortality

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First Things First (assess & treat for the following)

  • Hyperglycemia occurs in critically ill patients regardless of history of diabetes mellitus.
  • Complications of hyperglycemia
    • Volume depletion
    • Impaired erythropoiesis
    • Endothelial dysfunction
    • Increased secretion of pro-inflammatory mediators
  • Potential consequences of untreated hyperglycemia
    • Sepsis
    • Decreased kidney function
    • Critical illness polyneuropathy
    • Respiratory failure
    • Increased mortality

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Last updated: April 27, 2010