Diabetes mellitus is often treated as a uniform disease in the perioperative period. Type 2 diabetes is most commonly encountered, and only a minority of surgical patients have been diagnosed with another type of diabetes. Patients with a specific type of diabetes can be particularly prone to perioperative glycaemic dysregulation. In addition, certain type-related features and pitfalls should be taken into account in the operating theatre. In this narrative review, we discuss characteristics of types of diabetes other than type 2 diabetes relevant to the anaesthetist, based on available literature and data from our clinic.
Original languageEnglish
Article number111012
Pages (from-to)111012
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of clinical anesthesia
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2023


  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Glucose
  • Pancreatogenic
  • Perioperative
  • Type 1 diabetes

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