Dtsch Arztebl Int 2021 09 17;118(38):629-636. Epub 2021 Sep 17.
Dept. for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital of the Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, Jena, Germany; German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD), Neuherberg, Germany; King´s College London, Department of Diabetes, School of Life Course Science, London, UK; Institute for Diabetes Research and Metabolic Diseases (IDM) of the Helmholtz Center Munich at the University of Tübingen, Germany; Division IV (Diabetology, Endocrinology, Nephrology) of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University Hospital Tübingen, Germany; Practice for Diabetology and Endocrinology, Dr. Kielstein, Outpatient Healthcare Center Erfurt, Jena.
Background: 30-80% of patients being treated in intensive care units in the perioperative period develop hyperglycemia. This stress hyperglycemia is induced and maintained by inflammatory-endocrine and iatrogenic stimuli and generally requires treatment. There is uncertainty regarding the optimal blood glucose targets for patients with diabetes mellitus. Read More