I know BG is endocrine-related, but I can't form a logical connection in my head... This guy was barely eating anything, so I doubt he'd have eaten a big meal or something right before they took his BG.
It was about 135 mg/DL.. Thoughts?
Oct 23, '06
The inflammatory response could be causing it to rise. The body is under stress because of the renal failure. This is sometimes called "stress hyperglyecemia".
They could have an undiagnosed metabolic syndrome on top of the renal failure and the 135 may be pretty normal to them. About 24% of us have insulin resistance problems. Are they overweight?
I know as a student you have to find an explanation for abnormals, but I usually don't blink an eye at 135, that's low for a hospitlized patient.
Like VickyRN mentioned above, the high glucose may not be caused by the renal failure, but is in addition to to the renal failure.
Last edit by Tweety on Oct 23, '06