Don't Jump to Insulin in All Patients With Steroid-Induced Hyperglycemia

You'll hear controversy about appropriate monitoring for steroid-induced hyperglycemia during a hospital stay.

Over half of inpatients who receive high doses of a corticosteroid, such as prednisone 40 mg/day or more, may develop elevated blood glucose.

Guidelines recommend point-of-care fingersticks for the first 24 to 48 hours in ALL patients started on corticosteroids in the hospital.

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