Weigh Risks and Benefits When Treating Inpatient Hyperglycemia
Controversy will continue over how to treat hyperglycemia in hospitalized patients with type 2 diabetes.
Updated diabetes guidelines provide expert advice on treating hospitalized patients...such as maintaining blood glucose levels below 180 mg/dL...and using "basal-bolus" insulin regimens. But there's limited evidence to support these recommendations. And insulin-related hypoglycemia is linked to higher costs and longer lengths of stay.
Blend patient-specific info with data to optimize care.