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Preoperative hypoglycemia in a patient receiving insulin detemir.

Abstract:

The insulin regimen of a Type 2 diabetic presenting for surgery had been changed recently from a 70/30 mixture of insulin aspart protamine and aspart to insulin detemir and insulin glulisine. Preoperative instructions were to take the usual dose of basal, but none of the short-acting insulin. On the morning of surgery, the patient's blood glucose was low and remained so despite i.v. dextrose administration. A review of the basal insulin dose revealed that it had been inappropriately increased...

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Journal:
Anesthesia and analgesia
Volume:
108
Issue:
6
Pages:
1836-1838
Publication date:
2009-06-05
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EISSN:
1526-7598
ISSN:
0003-2999
URN:
uuid:d387e81e-1f20-4410-978a-d7daba48750d
Source identifiers:
244759
Local pid:
pubs:244759

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