Challenges of Inpatient Glycemic Control

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Abstract

Hyperglycemia occurs in more than 30% of hospitalized patients. The condition has been associated with higher mortality and poor outcomes. Systems to effectively treat dysglycemia have been put into place, although many focus on critical care areas. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the challenges for glycemic control in non–critical care areas. Standardized order sets, critical pathways, professional education, and collaborative systems can support improved control.

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