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How important is strict blood sugar management after CABG surgery?

People undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery may not have to follow a strict blood sugar management strategy after surgery.

Previous research has shown that hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) after CABG and other cardiac surgery is associated with increased morbidity and mortality; however, more recent studies have shown that liberal maintenance of blood glucose levels -- less than 180 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) after CABG surgery -- can be safer and more advantageous in both people with diabetes and those without diabetes.

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