Fast Five Quiz: Type 2 Diabetes in the Intensive Care Setting

Anne L. Peters, MD


January 25, 2022

According to the International Diabetes Federation, more than half a billion people worldwide are living with diabetes. Among them, more than 90% have type 2 diabetes. Individuals with type 2 diabetes often develop microvascular and macrovascular complications, and they have a significantly higher risk for infections than their counterparts without diabetes owing to hyperglycemia, obesity, and the presence of neuropathy and atherosclerotic vascular disease, among other causes. When patients with diabetes develop an acute severe illness necessitating intensive care, most will experience deterioration in glycemic control; this has been attributed to the physical stress of illness/injury, drugs administered, surgical procedures, changes in dietary intake, and changes in the patient's diabetic regimen.

How familiar are you with type 2 diabetes in the intensive care setting? Check your knowledge with this quick quiz.


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