What are accepted protocols of IV insulin therapy for hyperglycemia?

Updated: Nov 06, 2018
  • Author: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Multiple intensive insulin protocols have been developed to manage hyperglycemia; however, no singular protocol has been universally accepted. Significant similarities in strategy exist among the various protocols, and the differences relate to bolus amounts, infusion rates, and target glucose goals. [11] The complexity of these differences can be better appreciated in the summary of variations of protocols outlined below.


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