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Study of Stress Hyperglycemia as an Indicator of Diabetes Mellitus
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We hypothesize that stress hyperglycemia is an indicator that a patient will develop type 2 diabetes mellitus in the future. Subjects who are not diabetic are enrolled and blood glucose readings reviewed during their intensive care unit stay. All subjects are consented and have a HbA1C level drawn to determine if they have diabetes mellitus or not. They are then followed up in 1 year and the HbA1C repeated to determine if they have developed diabetes mellitus over the course.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 80 Years (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Intensive Care Unit admissions who are not known to be diabetic
All patients admitted to the intensive care unit at the Yale New Haven Hospital St. Raphael Campus and Norwalk Hospital
Patients with prior history of diabetes mellitus
Elevated admission HbA1c (≥6.5%)
Age >80 years
Metastatic disease with expected life expectancy of less than 12 months