Pre-operative optimisation of the surgical patient with diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes: a practical review

N. Levy, K. Dhatariya

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Abstract

Peri-operative hyperglycaemia, whether the cause is known diabetes, undiagnosed diabetes or stress hyperglycaemia, is a risk factor for harm, increased length of stay and death. There is increasing evidence that peri-operative hyperglycaemia is a modifiable risk factor, and many of the interventions required to improve the outcome of surgery must be instituted before the actual surgical admission. These interventions depend on communication and collaboration within the multidisciplinary team along each stage of the patient journey to ensure that integration of care occurs across the whole of the patient-centred care pathway.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-66
Number of pages9
JournalAnaesthesia
Volume74
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • diabetes
  • optimisation
  • stress hyperglycaemia
  • undiagnosed diabetes

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