'Remarkable': Trial cuts hospital infection in patients with diabetes

Early intervention improves glycaemic control, Aussie world-first study shows

Early intervention for hospitalised patients with diabetes can improve glycaemic control and reduce nosocomial infections, a world-first Australian trial shows.

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The Royal Melbourne Hospital researchers have also shown that individualised treatment aimed at eliminating glycaemic extremes — rather than protocol-driven intensive insulin treatment — results in better patient outcomes.

The Randomised Study of a Proactive Inpatient Diabetes Service (RAPIDS) trial, the first such study in non-critical care, compared early intervention with usual care among

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