Summary: For patients with diabetes requiring intensive-care unit (ICU) care expected to last 3 or more days, a less-strict blood sugar target of 180 mg/dL or less may decrease the risk of death within 90 days compared to a more strict blood sugar target range of 81 to 108 mg/dL. (In other words, in this trial, patients randomized to the “tighter” blood sugar target range had a higher risk of dying than those randomized to “less-strict” blood sugar control)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/19318384/

Strength of Recommendation = B

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