The risk of developing diabetes in ICU survivors with stress hyperglycemia is similar to the risk in women with gestational diabetes.
Three new studies show that a common complication of diabetes, cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy, predicts cardiovascular events in type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM); women with gestational DM have an increased risk of macrovascular complications whether or not they develop T2DM; and stress hyperglycemia identifies critically ill patients who are at risk of subsequently developing diabetes.
Diabetes Complication Predicts Cardiovascular Events Abstract link.
Cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy, a serious complication of diabetes, can affect the risk for cardiovascular events.
Preventing CAN may be a tool to encourage patients to strive for their best glucose control possible to maintain a good quality of life.
Gestational Diabetes Raises Risks of Cardiovascular Events Abstract link.
Women with gestational DM have an elevated risk of cardiovascular outcomes even if they do not develop T2DM.
Clinicians need to consider possible risk of CV disease if a woman has a history of gestational DM, even if she does not develop DM.
Survivors of Critical Illness Have High Risk of Diabetes Abstract link.
Stress hyperglycemia is associated with increased risk of developing diabetes during admission to the intensive care unit (ICU).
While stress hyperglycemia during critical illness creates a potential risk of developing DM, early diagnosis & intervention could prevent long-term complications of DM.