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Inpatient management

David Levy

in Type 1 Diabetes

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199553211
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191740190 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199553211.003.0003

Series: Oxford Diabetes Library

Inpatient management

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• Hospitalized Type 1 patients require meticulous insulin management to ensure adequate basal and prandial insulin replacement. • Wherever possible, continue subcutaneous insulin regimens. • If nil by mouth or perioperative, variable continuous intravenous insulin infusions together with 5% glucose infusions should be used. • Always be aware of micro- and macrovascular complications in Type 1 patients in relation to anaesthetic risk. • Target blood glucose levels <10 mmol/L in post-operative and ICU patients. • Screen all Type 1 inpatients for micro- and macrovascular complications.

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Subjects: Endocrinology and Diabetes

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