Information for the public
Treatment in the first 48 hours
Some treatments may not be suitable for you, depending on your exact circumstances. If you have questions about specific treatments and options, please talk to a member of your healthcare team.
If you're admitted to hospital with an acute coronary syndrome, your blood glucose will be measured soon after admission. If the level is high (above 11 mmol/litre) the healthcare team will give you insulin to bring it down. They'll do this even if you don't have a diagnosis of diabetes.
Questions you might like to ask your healthcare team
What is acute coronary syndrome?
Can you tell me more about high blood glucose after an acute coronary syndrome?
Can you tell me more about the treatment for high blood glucose?
Are there any support organisations in my local area?
Can you provide any information for my family/carers?