Is there a role for intensive insulin therapy in patients with kidney disease?

@article{RitchieMcLean2007IsTA,
  title={Is there a role for intensive insulin therapy in patients with kidney disease?},
  author={Susanna Ritchie-McLean and Chris Kirwan and Jeremy B. Levy},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2007},
  volume={50 3},
  pages={371-8}
}
There is increasing evidence for the benefit of intensive insulin therapy in maintaining near-normoglycemia in patients without diabetes with severe acute illness. Morbidity and mortality have both improved, with decreased episodes of sepsis, acute kidney injury, transfusion requirements, and post-intensive care complications. The metabolic mayhem of severe acute illness has many parallels with those induced by kidney failure itself, and patients with kidney failure are at increased risk from… CONTINUE READING