Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

10-2010

Abstract

Introduction:

Although studies are conflicting as to the benefit of intensive insulin therapy (IIT) in the critically ill, there is a 6x increase in hypoglycemia incidence in patients treated with IIT.

Anesthesia masks signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia, making intraop hypoglycemia difficult to detect clinically.

We performed this retrospective, observational analysis to:

Determine the incidence of intraoperative hypoglycemia and severe hypoglycemia

Evaluate possible causes of hypoglycemia

Determine intraop monitoring and treatment practices of diabetic patients at a large academic hospital