Alberti regime

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(GIK regime) a method for controlling blood-sugar levels in diabetic patients who are being fasted for whatever reason. It involves infusing a solution of glucose (G), insulin (I), and potassium (K) chloride intravenously over a standard time period. Blood sugar and potassium are measured frequently so that appropriate adjustments can be made to the mixture as necessary. K. G. M. M. Alberti (1937), British physician

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