April 6, 2021

Glytec launches new insulin management system

MARCH 30 2021 Sean Whooley Glytec launches new insulin management system Glytec announced today that it introduced the latest version of its eGlycemic Management System (eGMS) for managing insulin. Waltham, Mass.-based Glytec’s eGMS is centered around the FDA-cleared Glucommander algorithm, which leverages real-time and historical data to recommend insulin dosing by learning each patient’s insulin sensitivity and anticipating future needs, …

Diabetic Ketoacidosis With COVID-19 Fatal for Elderly and Obese Diabetes Patients

MARCH 31 2021 Amy Reyes Diabetic Ketoacidosis With COVID-19 Fatal for Elderly and Obese Diabetes Patients Patients with diabetic ketoacidosis and a COVID-19 diagnosis died at increasingly higher rates than diabetic ketoacidosis patients without COVID-19, shows an analysis recently published in JAMA Network Open. Published online March 10 as a research letter, physicians led by Francisco J. Pasquel, MD, MPH, …

March 30, 2021

Glytec Releases New Innovations for Inpatient Insulin Therapy, Further Uniting Teams Around Patient Safety

Glytec Releases New Innovations for Inpatient Insulin Therapy, Further Uniting Teams Around Patient Safety New Enhancements & Integrations for eGlycemic Management System Streamline Provider Workflows and Introduce Additional Guardrails for Safe and Effective Insulin Dosing WALTHAM, MASS. (March 30, 2021) – Glytec, the only provider of insulin management software across the continuum of care, today introduced the latest version of its …

March 29, 2021

7 Things Certified Diabetes Educators Want You to Know About Managing Diabetes

MARCH 23 2021 Medically reviewed by Michelle L. Griffith, MD — Written by Ashley Zlatopolsky 7 Things Certified Diabetes Educators Want You to Know About Managing Diabetes Taking care of yourself is an important part of managing type 2 diabetes. It often involves making changes to your diet and lifestyle, developing a workout plan, taking your medications, and monitoring your blood sugar level …

March 22, 2021

COVID-19 and Diabetic Ketoacidosis a Deadly Mix?

MARCH 10 2021 Kristen Monaco COVID-19 and Diabetic Ketoacidosis a Deadly Mix? — Nearly half of COVID-19-positive DKA patients over 65 died in the hospital COVID-19 appeared to increase risk of mortality in people hospitalized with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), researchers reported. In a comparison of hospitalized DKA patients from February to September 2020, 30% of those who also had COVID-19 …

COVID-19 Complicates Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Hospital

MARCH 10 2021 Miriam Tucker COVID-19 Complicates Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Hospital The clinical course and prognosis of individuals hospitalized with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) are considerably worse among those who have COVID-19, new data show. In-hospital death was sixfold greater among patients with DKA who had COVID-19 compared with those who did not, and acute kidney injury was three times more common. “These findings …

March 11, 2021

Metro Health – University of Michigan Health Reduces Glycemic Events with Glytec’s eGlycemic Management System

Metro Health – University of Michigan Health Reduces Glycemic Events with Glytec’s eGlycemic Management System University of Michigan Health Affiliate Halves Hypoglycemic Events and Reduces Hyperglycemia by 40% with Personalized Insulin Dosing Software  WALTHAM, MASS. (March 11, 2021) –Glytec, the only provider of insulin management software across the continuum of care, today announced that Metro Health – University of Michigan Health, …

March 10, 2021

How Novant Health improved patient safety via collaboration, innovation: 4 notes

MARCH 8 2021 How Novant Health improved patient safety via collaboration, innovation: 4 notes Through strategic collaboration and the implementation of best practice technology, hospitals can improve care and outcomes for glycemic patients, even amid the pandemic. During Becker’s Clinical Leadership and Pharmacy Virtual Forum, experts discussed the importance of strategic collaboration and innovation related to glycemic management during the …

February 17, 2021

Why the Pandemic Sparked Improvement in Real-time Patient Dashboards

FEBRUARY 2021 Jordan Messler, MD, SFHM, FACP Why the Pandemic Sparked Improvement in Real-time Patient Dashboards The implementation of Electronic Health Records (EHR) following the government mandate more than a decade ago hasn’t always been easy, but it can be a game-changer when it comes to real-time patient data management. While EHRs drastically simplify the access to patient-specific data, information …

Essential Workers: Why Endocrine Nurses Are More Important Than Ever

FEBRUARY 2021 Derek Bagley Essential Workers: Why Endocrine Nurses Are More Important Than Ever The COVID-19 pandemic has further emphasized the need for specialty nurses who understand how to care for patients with chronic diseases. The demand for these caregivers is only going to intensify in coming years as healthcare delivery evolves and becomes even more complex. It has now …

February 11, 2021

Inpatient and Outpatient Technologies to Assist in the Management of Insulin Dosing

DECEMBER 2020 Ling Cui, Pamela R. Schroeder and Paul A. Sack Inpatient and Outpatient Technologies to Assist in the Management of Insulin Dosing Simplified systems were initially developed using this construct to help adjust insulin infusions, but more complex software has since been developed to account for a variety of clinical inpatient scenarios. FDA-approved inpatient electronic glycemic management systems include Glucommander (Glytec), EndoTool …

Glycemia in Early COVID-19 Hospitalization Linked to Mortality

FEBRUARY 2021 Dawn Antoline-Wang Glycemia in Early COVID-19 Hospitalization Linked to Mortality Improved glycemia within the first two or three days of hospitalization is a better predictor of outcomes in COVID-19 patients than glycemia at the time of non-intensive-care-unit (ICU) hospital admission, according to new findings. Glycemia soon after direct ICU admission was not predictive of outcomes in these patients, Dr. …

February 9, 2021

Pandemic Highlights Critical Role of Technology-Driven Glycemic Management as Glytec Propels Customer Base Past 300 Healthcare Facilities

Pandemic Highlights Critical Role of Technology-Driven Glycemic Management as Glytec Propels Customer Base Past 300 Healthcare Facilities Nationally-Recognized Research and the Imperative for Health Systems to Free Beds and Improve Outcomes More Quickly Fuel Insulin Dosing Technology Company’s Growth WALTHAM, MASS. (February 9, 2021) –Glytec, the only provider of insulin management software across the continuum of care, today announced that health …

January 28, 2021

Experts Explain Why People With Diabetes Should Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

JANUARY 2021 Kayla Hui, MPH Experts Explain Why People With Diabetes Should Get the COVID-19 Vaccine Trying to stay healthy after contracting COVID-19 is one hurdle, but managing it with a chronic disease can be especially challenging. Based on what is known about COVID-19, adults living with an underlying medical condition are at heightened risk for severe illness, especially people …

January 20, 2021

4 Predictions for Diabetes Management and Technology in 2021

JANUARY 2021 Jordan Messler, MD, SFHM, FACP, Executive Director, Clinical Practice, Glytec 4 Predictions for Diabetes Management and Technology in 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic continues to put an unprecedented amount of strain on the entire healthcare sector, and the industry has responded by accelerating the ways innovation is developed and adopted. Health leaders have faced a generational challenge and the …

January 1, 2021

Glucose Control in Hospital Tied to COVID-19 Outcomes

JANUARY 2021 Quinn Phillips Glucose Control in Hospital Tied to COVID-19 Outcomes For months now, it’s been clear that diabetes is a major risk factor for worse outcomes in people who develop COVID-19. Study after study has shown that people with diabetes are more likely to be hospitalized with the viral illness, and to experience worse outcomes — including a higher risk of death …

December 28, 2020

Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia Associated with Poor Outcomes in COVID-19 Patients

DECEMBER 2020 LabMedica International staff writers Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia Associated with Poor Outcomes in COVID-19 Patients Diabetes and hyperglycemia have emerged as important risk factors for hospitalization, disease severity, acute kidney injury, acute respiratory distress syndrome, intensive care unit (ICU) admissions, and death in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Hypoglycemia, also called low blood glucose or low blood sugar, …

December 15, 2020

Glytec Publishes First COVID-19 Research to Study the ‘Opportunity Window’ for Treating Hospitalized Patients with Diabetes or Hyperglycemia

Glytec Publishes First COVID-19 Research to Study the ‘Opportunity Window’ for Treating Hospitalized Patients with Diabetes or Hyperglycemia New Research Published in Diabetes Care Journal Reveals 7x Mortality Risk for Non-ICU Patients with Severe Hyperglycemia After 2-3 Days, Indicating Need to Start Treatment on Admission WALTHAM, MASS. (December 15, 2020) – Glytec, the only provider of insulin management software across the …

December 1, 2020

Glytec Leads ADCES Webinar on Inpatient Glycemic Management During COVID-19

Glytec Leads ADCES Webinar on Inpatient Glycemic Management During COVID-19 Live Session and Q&A on December 10  Features Case Studies from Diabetes Care and Education Specialists WALTHAM, MASS. (December 1, 2020) – Glytec, the only provider of insulin management software across the continuum of care, today announced it is partnering with the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES) to …

November 24, 2020

Diabetes Nurses: On the Frontlines of a Long-Term Pandemic

NOVEMBER 2020 Koren Thomas Diabetes Nurses: On the Frontlines of a Long-Term Pandemic Diabetes nurses work on the frontlines in the fight against an ongoing epidemic/pandemic that will continue to afflict over 13% of the US population long after COVID-19 recedes into the background. The diabetes pandemic has been mounting rapidly in the early 21st century. In 2003, 194 million adults worldwide between …