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

Anne L. Peters, MD


January 25, 2022

The prevalence of undiagnosed diabetes in ICU patients is difficult to determine because studies vary by definitions and geography. However, current best estimates suggest that between 6% and 14% of patients in the ICU have unrecognized diabetes (not stress hyperglycemia) upon admission. This can have important implications for treatment with respect to glucose control.

Learn more about the management of type 2 diabetes in the ICU.


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