Researchers get a handle on how to control blood sugar after stroke: Study points to standard treatment of blood sugar levels

Hyperglycemia, or high levels of glucose, is common in patients with acute ischemic stroke and is associated with worse outcomes compared to normal blood sugar levels. Animal studies also pointed to an effect of high blood sugar in worsening stroke injury. Stroke experts have debated whether intensive glucose management after acute ischemic stroke leads to better outcomes but a new study finds that aggressive methods are not better than standard approaches.