Which factors are associated with poor outcomes in patients receiving IV insulin therapy?

Updated: Nov 06, 2018
  • Author: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Despite these differences, most protocols agree that hypoglycemia is associated with worse outcomes. The danger of both hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia is relate to the level and duration of the glucose abnormality. An ideal protocol would aim to reduce such glucose variability. Important considerations in the development of a protocol include allowing 6-8 hours to safely lower glucose to target, reducing the risk of hypoglycemia, and accounting for patient insulin sensitivity and resistance.


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