Controlling Blood Sugar in Hospitalized Patients Saves Lives
Blood sugar and hyperglycemia
If you are not diabetic and you are hospitalized, your blood sugar level is probably the last thing on your mind. But the fact is that high blood sugar during hospitalization for serious illness increases your risk of infection and death.
Roughly one third of patients experience hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar, during their hospital stay, and many of those patients don't have diabetes or are undiagnosed. Blood sugar levels tend to go higher when a patient is critically ill, for example, after heart surgery