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Table 5 Serum glucose concentrations at the beginning (t0), after 2 hours (t1), after 24 hours (t2), and after 72 hours (t3) in both groups of patients and simultaneous insulin doses expressed in U/h

From: Intensive insulin treatment improves forearm blood flow in critically ill patients: a randomized parallel design clinical trial

Time Variable Group 1 Group 2 P-value
t0 Serum glucose level (mmol/l) 9.4
(6.7-13.6)
8.8
(4.6-21.0)
0.03
  Insulin infusion (U/h) 4.0 ± 3.2 3.8 ± 3.2 0.89
t1 Serum glucose level (mmol/l) 6.8
(4.3-9.4)
8.3
(4.3-19.4)
0.01
  Insulin infusion (U/h) 9.7 ± 3.6 3.6 ± 2.7 < 0.01
t2 Serum glucose level (mmol/l) 6.0
(3.9-8.7)
7.9
(5.5-12.1)
< 0.01
  Insulin infusion (U/h) 6.2 ± 3.3 3.4 ± 3.4 0.03
t3 Serum glucose level (mmol/l) 5.2
(3.7-11.4)
7.6
(4.6-11.3)
< 0.01
  Insulin infusion (U/h) 4.9 ± 3.7 2.2 ± 2.7 0.03
  1. The data are shown as medians and interquartile ranges or mean ± standard deviation.