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Hyperglycemia Index (HGI) & Hypoglycemic Index

Purpose:

To calculate the hyperglycemic and hypoglycemic indices for a patient in the ICU.

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

Objective:

laboratory tests

ICD-10:

E16.0, R73.9

Description:

One way of expressing glucose control in the intensive care unit (ICU) is to develop an index for hyperglycemia and an index for hypoglycemia. The measures of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia are kept separate.

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