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heartSt. Luke's Boise / Meridian Medical Centers
Percent of All Heart Surgery Patients Whose Blood Sugar (Blood Glucose) is Kept Under Good Control in the Days Right After Surgery

Even if heart surgery patients do not have diabetes, keeping their blood sugar under good control after surgery lowers the risk of infection and other problems. "Under good control" means their blood sugar should be 200 mg/dL or less when checked first thing in the morning.

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