Management of diabetes in hospitalized patients

Novy 8, 2020
management of diabetes in hospitalized patients

Patients with diabetes have a 3-fold greater chance of hospitalization compared to those without diabetes. In 2016 in the U.S., there were over 7.8 million hospital stays for patients with diabetes. Hyperglycemia, defined as a blood glucose greater than 140 mg/dl (7.8 mmol/l), is reported in 22-46% of non- critically ill hospitalized patients.

The aim of these guidelines is to improve the safety of the in hospital management of diabetes. Diabetes care is very individualised, especially if that person is using insulin. It follows that the person with the greatest expertise in managing diabetes is commonly the individual themselves. Allowing patients to self manage their diabetes in hospital should significantly improve patient safety.

15/11/2017

 · Glucose management in hospitalized patients poses challenges to physicians, including identifying blood glucose targets, judicious use of oral diabetes mellitus medications, and …

A hospital stay for a person with diabetes can be a frightening experience and it is easy to understand why. In 2017, an estimated 9,600 people required rescue treatment following a severe hypoglycaemic attack. 2,200 people suffered from Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) because of under treatment with insulin. We can and must do better for people with diabetes in hospital.

return to usual diabetes management. 11. Multi-modal analgesia should be combined with appropriate anti-emetics to enable an early return to normal diet and usual diabetes regimen. 12. The patient should resume diabetes self-management as soon as possible where appropriate. 13. A policy which includes plans for diabetes management should be in ...

15/11/2017

 · Glucose management in hospitalized patients poses challenges to physicians, including identifying blood glucose tar - gets, judicious use of oral diabetes mellitus …

01/01/2020

 · In hospitalized patients with diabetes who are eating, glucose monitoring should be performed before meals; in those not eating, glucose monitoring is advised every 4–6 h . More frequent blood glucose testing ranging from every 30 min to every 2 h is the required standard for safe use of intravenous insulin.

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