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Forum Name: Chemotherapy
|Dr. A. Rajput - Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:36 pm||
Are there any standard guidelines for management of hyperglycemia during chemotherapy apart from management with short acting insulin?
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:17 pm||
I'm less familiar with chemotherapy specifics but in general, better control of blood sugars has been shown to correlate with better outcomes in almost all instances where it has been studied.
If medicines other than insulin are used (such as metformin or one of the multiple other meds), it will be important to check for interactions with the medicines and the chemotherapeutic agents.
Management with insulin will follow standard blood sugar protocols.
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