By Richard Selzer
Hugely candid, insightful, and abruptly funny essays on either the brutality and the wonderful thing about the occupation during which saving and wasting lives is all in a day’s paintings. A undying assortment through the “best of the writing surgeons” (Chicago Tribune). With a Preface written by means of the writer particularly for this version.
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Despite this, however, no permanent maternal sequelae were seen, and fetal outcomes were favorable, with no perinatal mortality or congenital anomalies. 66 The best predictive value was a blood glucose level below 108 mg/dL at 2300 hours, which resulted in a risk of nocturnal hypoglycemia of 71%, whereas the chance of avoiding nocturnal hypoglycemia was 83% if the before-bedtime blood glucose level was 108 mg/dL or higher. 67 The tendency toward ketosis that is observed in normal pregnancy is also accentuated in the diabetic patient.
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Proactive insulin adjustments, based on the expected level of activity before the next meal, allow for flexibility in mealtimes and food choices in addition to enhancing control. Patients may additionally modulate their dose on the basis of their caloric intake (carbohydrate counting), as well as taking into account their anticipated postprandial activity level. In most cases, an adjustment of ±2 to ±4 U of the short- or rapid-acting insulin is required. Postprandial glycemic excursions may be particularly difficult to control in pregnancy; therefore, significant increases in short- or rapid-acting insulin, beyond the usual proportions that are more in keeping with successful regimens outside pregnancy, are often required.