Diabetes Mellitus and Hyper/Hypoglycemia

Why Should You Act?

  • Hyperglycemia is associated with poor outcomes in a broad range of hospitalized patients, and several studies demonstrate improved outcomes with improved glycemic control.1
  • Hospitalization presents a frequently missed opportunity to diagnose diabetes, identify those at risk for diabetes, and to optimize the care of patients with diabetes via education and medical therapy.2, 4 
  • Despite authoritative guidelines and effective methods to achieve good glycemic control safely, poor glycemic control, suboptimal medication regimens, incomplete patient education, and uneven communication with outpatient care providers are prevalent problems in medical centers.3, 4


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    1American College of Endocrinology Task Force on Inpatient Diabetes and Metabolic Control. American College of Endocrinology position statement on inpatient diabetes and metabolic control. Endocrine Practice 2004; 10: 77-82.

    2Clement S, Braithwaite SS, Magee MF, et al. Management of diabetes and hyperglycemia in hospitals. Diabetes Care 2004; 27: 553-91.

    3ACE Position Statement and Consensus Conference Reviews Garber AJ, Moghissi ES, Bransome ED Jr, et al. American College of Endocrinology Position Statement on Inpatient Diabetes and Metabolic Control. Endocr Pract. 2004;10 Suppl 2:4-9.

    4ACE/ADA Inpatient Diabetes and Glycemic Control Consensus Statement Garber A, Moghissi E, et al. American College of Endocrinology and American Diabetes Association Consensus statement on inpatient diabetes and glycemic control: a call to action. Diabetes Care. 2006 Aug;29(8):1955-62. also published in Endocrine Practice. 2006 July / Aug 12 (4) 458-68.

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