oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Medical management of the diabetic patient undergoing surgery

Volume 32, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Although the outlook for diabetic patients undergoing surgery has steadily improved controversy still exists about several aspects of management. In this review I shall examine the metabolic burden imposed by surgery in diabetics and discuss currently advocated management in the context of its applicability to hospital practice in Zimbabwe.

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