About this information

NICE clinical guidelines advise the NHS on caring for people with specific conditions or diseases and the treatments they should receive. The information applies to people using the NHS in England and Wales.

This information explains the advice about the care and treatment of people with high blood glucose (also known as hyperglycaemia) after an acute coronary syndrome (a heart attack or unstable angina) that is set out in NICE clinical guideline 130.

This updates some of the advice on Type 1 diabetes that NICE produced in 2004.

Does this information apply to me?

Yes, if you have high blood glucose after an acute coronary syndrome.

The advice in the NICE guideline covers the management of high blood glucose in the first 48 hours in adults admitted to hospital with acute coronary syndrome.

It does not look at treatment of diabetes beyond 48 hours, or the specific treatment of acute coronary syndrome.

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