Which medications in the drug class Antidiabetic Agents are used in the treatment of Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS)?

Updated: May 07, 2018
  • Author: Lewis J Kaplan, MD, FACS, FCCM, FCCP; Chief Editor: Michael R Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr(HC), FCCP, FAPS, MCCM  more...
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Antidiabetic Agents

These agents are used to treat hyperglycemia. A reduction of in-hospital mortality rates by 34% has been reported with intensive insulin therapy (maintenance of blood glucose at 80-110 mg/dL.

Insulin regular human (Humulin, Novolin, Humalog)

This is an ultra–short-acting insulin analog. Insulin suppresses hepatic glucose output and enhances glucose uptake by peripheral tissues. Insulin also suppresses ketogenesis and lipolysis, stimulates proper use of glucose by the cells, and reduces blood sugar levels.


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