Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie,
MD, PhD, Senior Editor.
In Reply: The brief format of the Contempo
Updates section allowed us only to mention the many hypotheses put forth to
explain the documented benefits of insulin and glycemic control in acutely
ill patients. Research is active in this field—we may need to await
innovative studies that consider patient important outcomes, which can distinguish
whether the benefits of intensive glycemic control with insulin are due to
the former or the latter.
Montori VM, McMahon MM, Bistrian BR. Hyperglycemia in Acute Illness—ReplyHyperglycemia in Acute Illness—Reply. JAMA. 2003;289(10):1244. doi:10.1001/jama.289.10.1244-a