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Forum Name: Chemotherapy

Question: Management guidelines of hyperglycemia during chemotherapy

 Dr. A. Rajput - Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:36 pm

User avatar Are there any standard guidelines for management of hyperglycemia during chemotherapy apart from management with short acting insulin?

Thank You.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:17 pm

User avatar Hello A_medico,

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.

Best wishes.

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