Table 2.

Average blood sugar at various time points after kidney transplantationa

Bedside Glucose (mg/dl; mean [SD])bDiabetes Present before Transplantation (n = 105)No Diabetes before Transplantation (n = 319)
Treated with Insulin before Transplantation (n = 75)Treated With Diet or Oral Agents before Transplantation (n = 30)
F24BedGlucavg176 (56)168 (50)143 (32)
Mid24BedGlucavg224 (57)208 (51)150 (29)
L24BedGlucavg202 (52)185 (54)142 (32)
BedGlucavg203 (37)184 (30)145 (22)
  • a n = 424. BedGlucavg, bedside glucose composite average; F24BedGlucavg, composite average bedside glucose measurements obtained during the first 24 h after admission; L24BedGlucavg, composite average bedside glucose measurements obtained during the last 24 h before discharge; Mid24BedGlucavg, bedside glucose composite average (BedGlucavg) during the middle (median) of the hospitalization.

  • b P < 0.05 between patients with and without diabetes. P < 0.05 between patients with diabetes treated with insulin and patients with diabetes treated with diet or oral agents before transplantation.