TABLE 2.

Postoperative Glucose and Infection Details

Group A (A1C <7%) (n = 25)Group B (A1C ≥7%) (n = 25)P
Glucose on postoperative day 1 (mg/dL)*152.7 ± 32.4183.0 ± 40.40.0016
Glucose variability on postoperative day 1 (mg/dL)*22.8 ± 12.343.0 ± 32.20.02
Mean glucose >200 mg/dL on postoperative day 1 (n)513<0.05
Infection (at surgical site or elsewhere) or surgical wound problems (drainage, hematoma, dehiscence) (n)1100.0046
Other complications (n)
 Acute renal failure01
 Postoperative ileus10
 Systemic lupus erythematosus flare-up10
 Supraventricular tachycardia01
  • * Mean ± SD.

  • Bold indicates statistical significance.