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Editor's Correspondence
September 28, 2009

Is Insulin the Preferred Compound in Lowering Glucose Levels in Patients After a Myocardial Infarction?—Reply

Arch Intern Med. 2009;169(17):1633-1638. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2009.327

In reply

Rensing and colleagues raise an important question in regard to insulin therapy among hyperglycemic patients hospitalized for AMI. Based on the statistically insignificant but quantitatively higher in-hospital mortality across several of our predefined mean glucose categories,1 they suggest that insulin may be associated with increased mortality risk.

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