Blood Glucose to be considered as the fifth vital sign in medicine

Blood Glucose to be considered as the fifth vital sign in medicine

Blood glucose is a requisite for the body to maintain normal metabolic processes. Any deviation from the normal range of blood glucose may have adverse consequences and contributes to morbidity and mortality. (Source: Getty Images/Thinkstock) A team of International Diabetes Research scientists have recommended Blood Glucose measurements to be considered as the fifth vital sign in all patients admitted in the hospital; irrespective of whether they have diabetes or not. This recommendation is for all the patients whatever the illness responsible for hospital admission be. For more than 100 years, temperature, pulse rate, blood pressure and respiratory rate were the …
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