Intensive IV insulin therapy reduces mortality and morbidity when used in the surgical ICU and when used post-myocardial infarction. The methods of regulating IV insulin are complex and their application is usually limited to ICU's. We have developed and tested a computerized algorithm utilizing bedside blood glucoses and programming an IV pump, which limits the need for ICU housing and large amounts of nursing time. BG's are obtained at variable intervals related to trending of the valu25
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