What is the emergency response for hyperglycemia?
- In emergent situations, it does not matter if pt is hyperglycemic due to type I or type II. Treatment will be the same either way.
- Large bore (16-18gauge) IV fluid, ie .9% NS
- Hbg A1C value
- Slow IV insulin admin, as glucose levels approach normal, can switch NS to 5DW to help prevent hypoglycemia.
- Possibly antibiotic
- Cardiac monitoring