Insulin + nutrition control for tight critical care glycaemic regulation
A new insulin and nutrition control method for tight glycaemic control in critical care is presented from concept to clinical trials to clinical practice change. The primary results show that the method can provide very tight glycaemic control in critical care for a very critically ill cohort. More specifically, the final clinical practice change protocol provided 2100 hours of control with average blood glucose of 5.8 +/- 0.9 mmol/L for an initial 10 patient pilot study. It also used less insulin, while providing the same or greater nutritional input, as compared to retrospective hospital control for a relatively very critically ill cohort with high insulin resistance.