Hyperglycemia in the Hospital Setting

by Rajesh Garg, Margo Hudson

The book Hyperglycemia in the Hospital Setting discusses about the approaches to improve quality and safety of insulin. It discusses about the different ways like educational efforts, standardized order sets, and team-based care to manage complex insulin regimens in the hospital setting. It includes the epidemiology of hyperglycemia in hospitalized patients, the controversial topic of glucose goals for hospitalized patients followed by management strategies to achieve these goals, the specific situations of patients on nutritional support, hyperglycemic emergencies and hypoglycaemia. Topics such as team approach for inpatient glucose management, diabetes education in the hospital setting and during transition from inpatient to outpatient management, and an effective transition to outpatient diabetes management are also covered in the end chapters. The book has become a guide to the physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants, and nurses at all levels of training and helps in planning well in improving the patient outcomes.

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