Carbohydrate metabolism

The burnt animal very quickly violation of carbohydrate metabolism, the degree of manifestation of which is usually proportional to the severity of burn injuries. Already in the first hours after severe burns in the blood increases the sugar content of up to 150 to 180 mg%, and which developed hyperglycemia is held during the first 1-3 days, being replaced then hypoglycemia.
According to some authors, hyperglycemia burns associated with the perversion of the regulatory functions of the autonomic nervous system and activation of the system, the pituitary - adrenal cortex. A number of studies show that in the first hours after burn increases blood levels of adrenaline and dramatically increases the secretion of adrenalin and noradrenalin in the urine.
With a relatively light burns the secretion of adrenalin and noradrenalin with urine normalized to 3-5 day.
The origin of hyperglycemia to a certain extent can be explained by the development of liver failure and dysfunction of the pancreas and thyroid gland. So, Rumyantsev A. I. found that immediately after burn comes stimulation of the thyroid gland, normalizing on the second day. With the development of infection thyroid function again on the rise.
Developing subsequently hypoglycemia, obviously linked to the oppression of napochechnikov and depletion of glycogenic reserves the liver.