Automating Blood Glucose Control
- *Corresponding Author:
- Tomoaki Yatabe
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Kochi Medical School, Kohasu Oko-cho Nankoku city
Kochi, Japan 783-8505
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: December 01, 2011; Accepted date: January 22, 2012; Published date: January 24, 2012
Citation: Yatabe T, Hanazaki K, Yokoyama M (2012) Automating Blood Glucose Control. J Anesthe Clinic Res 3:186 doi: 10.4172/2155- 6148.1000186
Copyright: ©2012 Yatabe T et al,. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Blood glucose control in ICUs and operation rooms has some issues. First, hypoglycemia worsens the neurological prognosis of ICU patients and should definitely be avoided. To avoid hypoglycemic attacks require extensive attention by hospital staff. The two biggest advantages of continuous monitoring are the avoidance of hypoglycemia and the reduced workload for ICU staff. However, to achievement of automating blood glucose control, closed loop continuous glucose monitoring is essential. In this review, topics of blood glucose management in ICUs and operation rooms are introduced and advantages and limitations of closed loop continuous glucose monitoring are discussed.