Fast Five Quiz: Type 2 Diabetes in the Intensive Care Setting

Anne L. Peters, MD


January 25, 2022

Figure 1. An ICU patient receiving an intravenous infusion.

Estimates suggest anywhere between 12% and 40% of patients admitted to the ICU have diabetes. The wide range reflects disparities in the definitions used and populations studied. Several single-center observational studies in the US report prevalence between 13% and 21%, which may be a closer approximation.

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