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Hyperglycemia Index (HGI) & Hypoglycemic Index

Purpose:

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

Specialty:

Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
Endocrinology
Nutrition

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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