The Association of Emergency Department Treatments for Hyperglycemia with Glucose Reduction and Emergency Department Length of Stay.
Department of Emergency Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Department of Emergency Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care, Department of Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
- Published Article
The Journal of emergency medicine
- Publication Date
Oct 06, 2017
In patients with type 2 diabetes who present with moderate to severe hyperglycemia, both insulin and intravenous fluids are associated with a modest glucose reduction. Intravenous fluids were associated with a significant increase in ED LOS, but insulin was not. These results should be considered when determining whether to administer therapies that reduce glucose in the ED.
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