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Table 2 Summary of the US STS guidelines for glycaemic control during adult cardiac surgery (2008)

From: Effect of glycaemic control on complications following cardiac surgery: literature review

A] active control of BGs < 180 mg/dl[10 mmol/l] for all patients during the intra- and post-operative period
B] all patients with Diabetes receive an insulin infusion in the operating room and for at least 24 h postoperatively
C] pre-operative HbA1c measurement in all patients with Diabetes and those at high risk of post-operative hyperglycaemia, to optimise glycaemic management, and identify patients requiring more aggressive glycaemic control
D] pre-discharge in-patient education of all patients with Diabetes and
E] appropriate follow up and communication with primary care physician