The Society of Hospital Medicine’s Glycemic Control Program

View the recording for Glycemic Control Informational Webinar

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) Glycemic Control (GC) Program supports the development and implementation of glycemic control at multiple member sites with the goal of aiding them in optimizing the care of inpatients with hyperglycemia and diabetes and preventing hypoglycemia.

The Program enables hospital teams to work independently or with an SHM Mentor with quality improvement and glycemic control expertise, to tackle site-specific issues using proven quality improvement (QI) techniques. The range of issues covered include: subcutaneous insulin protocols, transition from subcutaneous to infusion, infusion insulin, care coordination, improving follow-up care and the importance of having an effective hypoglycemia management and prevention protocol.

Improving Glycemic Control in the Hospital Click to expand

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

Glycemic Control Data Registry

Use performance tracking reports and tools to monitor your initiative's progress and demonstrate effectiveness to hospital administration. Click here to learn more about SHM's Glucometrics and Benchmark Reports. The Data Registry allows you to:

    • Securely access key metrics about your site's initiatives
    • Analyze and compare your facility's outcomes to other sites
    • Generate comparison reports and graphs
    • Create, export and print custom reports
    • Monitor key intervention variables and measure performance over time

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SHM is now accepting applications to the GCMI Program. Work with SHM's Mentors, benchmark against other participants, join the GC Community to network with peers, and more.

Tuition: $24,000/hospital. Packages are available for multiple hospitals enrolled in a health system.

GC Program Offerings: Click to expand

  • Educational Resources (FREE)

  • Online Data Registry and Peer Collaborative through the GC Community
    • Online data registry providing easy data uploading and detailed glucometrics reports
    • Online Virtual Library with seminal articles and literature
    • Detailed Step-by-Step Implementation Guide
    • National Forum to share professional questions and feedback on topics related to DKA protocols, IV insulin use outside of the ICU, effective campaign ideas, diabetic diets, etc.
    • On demand webinars about topics such as:
      • Intro to Glycemic Control
      • Subcutaneous Insulin Strategies
      • Transition from IV to Subcutaneous Strategies
      • Joint Commission Disease-Specific Care Certification for Inpatient Diabetes Care

  • Individualized Coaching:
    • All offerings included in first option
    • Access to one year of mentoring by experts in quality improvement and glycemic management
    • Up to six one-to-one mentor phone calls, ad hoc e-mail communications and group webinars

  • High Impact Site Visit:
    • High-impact site visit conducted by expert physician
    • Self-assessment tool to evaluate current practice
    • 90-Minute intake assessment call with physician expert
    • Feedback on self-assessment findings
    • Comprehensive full day site visit with hospital, its QI team, senior leadership, the medical staff and other key stakeholders
    • Grand Rounds or other educational conference
    • Detailed, comprehensive and individualized follow-up report from physician expert

  • Full-Day Educational Workshop:
    • Program development and leadership of full day, in-person meeting/workshop
    • Curriculum development
    • Coordination/participation in planning of overall activities via telephone and email
    • Assistance with interpretation of organizational self-assessments or data
    • Planning and leading the one-day in person meeting/workshop
    • Materials disseminated electronically


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Become a Mentored Site

Enroll in a year of expert mentoring and peer support to implement SHM’s GC Toolkit at your institution.

Apply for the current GCMI Program.

View SHM’s Glycemic Control Informational Webinar from August 14, 2014.

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Information & Pricing

For additional information and pricing, please contact Ann Nolan at or call 267-702-2674.

Maintenance of Certification

SHM’s mentored implementation programs- BOOST, GC and VTE-PC Programs- are now approved through ABIM for 20 points towards the Self-Evaluation of Practice Performance requirement of Maintenance of Certification (MOC). Click here for more information.

Click here to access the list of GC sites.

For more information about the GC program, please contact Ann Nolan, Senior Project Manager, at or (267-702-2674).

References Click to expand

1 American 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.

2 Clement 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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Glycemic Control implementation toolkit Project Team
This implementation toolkit is supported in part by a non-educational sponsorship from sanofi-aventis US, LLC


The Glycemic Control implementation toolkit is an online resource for visitors to the Society of Hospital Medicine's website. All content and links have been reviewed by the Glycemic Control implementation toolkit Project Team, however the Society of Hospital Medicine does not exercise any editorial control over content associated with the external links that have been made available via this website.