Surgery and diabetes

Med Clin North Am. 1988 Nov;72(6):1531-43. doi: 10.1016/s0025-7125(16)30720-9.


Medical treatment of the diabetic patient undergoing surgery is described. Intravenous insulin is emphasized for all patients, except the type II diabetic patient controlled on diet therapy. Frequent metabolic monitoring of the patient is critical to a successful outcome. Bedside glucose monitoring is the most important advance during the last decade for monitoring the patient.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Blood Glucose / analysis
  • Diabetes Mellitus / drug therapy
  • Diabetes Mellitus / metabolism
  • Diabetes Mellitus / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Insulin / administration & dosage
  • Intraoperative Care
  • Monitoring, Physiologic
  • Postoperative Care
  • Preoperative Care


  • Blood Glucose
  • Insulin