Have a Plan to Manage Diabetes Meds Before and After Surgery

You'll see more emphasis on perioperative management of diabetes meds...to help prevent the blood glucose seesaw in surgical patients.

Consider these strategies...but be aware, evidence is lacking for the best perioperative glucose targets or protocols for diabetes meds.

Continue to AVOID tight blood glucose control around surgery...to limit hypoglycemia. Generally aim to keep below 180 mg/dL...or lean toward less than 200 mg/dL for patients with hypoglycemic risks.

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