An update on perioperative management of diabetes

Arch Intern Med. 1999 Nov 8;159(20):2405-11. doi: 10.1001/archinte.159.20.2405.


Surgery in the patient with diabetes mellitus is relatively common, as the numbers of persons with diabetes is increasing and diabetes predisposes to medical conditions that require surgical intervention. An estimated 25% of diabetic patients will require surgery, and advances in perioperative care of these patients allow them to safely undergo the most complicated surgical procedures. We will review issues of preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care of diabetic patients.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms
  • Blood Glucose / metabolism
  • Diabetes Mellitus / blood
  • Diabetes Mellitus / drug therapy
  • Diabetes Mellitus / therapy*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / drug therapy
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / drug therapy
  • Drug Administration Schedule
  • Humans
  • Hypoglycemic Agents / administration & dosage
  • Perioperative Care / methods*


  • Blood Glucose
  • Hypoglycemic Agents