Preoperative and perioperative anesthesia considerations for the diabetic patient

JB AddanteHarvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

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ME CobyHarvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

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ME WondroHarvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

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RE BakerHarvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

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Surgery involving diabetic patients requires special consideration of the possible effects of anesthesia. The authors discuss factors that affect the choice of anesthetic agent and recommendations for preparing the diabetic patient for surgery, along with potential complications.