April 22, 2020

Healthcare Providers Share Results of Computer-Guided Insulin Dosing through Glytec During Diabetes Technology Society’s Virtual Hospital Meeting

Healthcare Providers Share Results of Computer-Guided Insulin Dosing through Glytec During Diabetes Technology Society’s Virtual Hospital Meeting AdventHealth and CHI Franciscan Lead Three-Part Session with Data on Quality and Cost Improvements Achieved Through Electronic Glucose Management WALTHAM, Mass. (April 22, 2020) – Glytec, the only provider of insulin management software across the continuum of care, announced today that AdventHealth and …

March 16, 2020

Dr. Bruce Bode Looks Back and Forward at Automated Glucose Control Systems in Hospital Settings at ATTD20

Dr. Bruce Bode Looks Back and Forward at Automated Glucose Control Systems in Hospital Settings at ATTD20 Close Concerns and diaTribe covered Glytec co-founder Dr. Bruce Bode’s presentation ATTD 2020 (Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes) as he explored the past, present and future of automated glucose control systems in hospital settings Dr. Bruce Bode summarized decades of experience in …

March 1, 2020

Glytec and AdventHealth Highlight the Broad Impact of Electronic Glycemic Management at HIMSS 2020

MARCH 3, 2020 Glytec and AdventHealth Highlight the Broad Impact of Electronic Glycemic Management at HIMSS 2020 As One-Third of Patients Experience Increased Hospital Stays, Readmissions and Costs Due to Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia, eGMS Improves Outcomes and Quality of Care WALTHAM, MASS. (March 3, 2020) – Glytec, the only provider of insulin management software across the continuum of care, today …

December 11, 2019

Two Case Studies Presented at IHI National Forum Demonstrate Use of Glytec’s Technology and Services Leads to Improved Glycemic Outcomes

AdventHealth Waterman and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital showcased reductions in hypoglycemia and glycemic practice variation utilizing Glytec’s comprehensive systems approach to glucose management.

In partnership with clinical leaders from AdventHealth Waterman and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, Glytec presented two storyboards at the IHI National Forum revealing significant quality and safety improvements for hospitalized patients receiving insulin therapy. On average, this population represents as many as one of every three patients admitted to a general ward and one of every two patients admitted to an intensive care unit. Both hospitals credit their collaboration with Glytec, including utilization of the company’s FDA-cleared decision support platform, eGlycemic Management System® (eGMS®), as well as the company’s highly-tailored quality improvement services.

June 18, 2019

Study Presented at American Diabetes Association 79th Scientific Sessions Observed Substantially Less Hypoglycemia With Use of Glytec’s Technology

Results of a study by Drs. Guillermo Umpierrez and Jordan Messler observed markedly lower rates of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia among critical care patients managed with Glytec’s eGlycemic Management System® versus usual care.

Delivering the highest quality care in accordance with best practice is a fundamental tenet of diabetes and glycemic management at Grady Hospital of Atlanta, Georgia, which is why in 2016, the academic medical center chose to standardize its approach and elevate both safety and efficacy by implementing Glytec’s eGlycemic Management System® (eGMS®) in its intensive care and step-down units. A retrospective analysis conducted by Drs. Guillermo Umpierrez and Jordan Messler, and presented at the American Diabetes Association 79th Scientific Sessions, observed that outcomes of patients managed with eGMS® were consistently superior to those managed with a standard protocol. Outcomes measured over a two-year period (December 2016 to December 2018) included incidence of hypoglycemia, incidence of hyperglycemia, target glucose attainment, and reduction in admission-to-discharge blood glucose.

May 14, 2019

Glytec and Onduo to Deliver Webinar on Virtual Diabetes Care in Partnership with HIMSS

The May 30, 2019 webinar will explore the keys to augmenting traditional brick-and-mortar care with virtual care for people with diabetes.

Managing the care of people with diabetes is costly and time intensive, especially for our nation’s primary care providers who shoulder 80% of that responsibility. Virtual care programs have the potential to fill critical gaps and meet increasing demands, but can they produce real results?

March 12, 2019

Computerized Systems for Managing Glucose Will Become Standard of Care in Hospitals, Anticipates Dr. Bruce Bode

A presentation at ATTD 2019 by renowned diabetologist and researcher, Dr. Bruce Bode, showcased superior clinical and financial outcomes with Glytec’s eGlycemic Management System® versus usual care across multiple studies.

In conclusion to his plenary session at the 12th International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD 2019), Dr. Bruce Bode delivered a call-to-action to an audience of his peers, espousing they do what is necessary to normalize glucose for all hospitalized patients (emphasis on ALL). He stressed that rates of hypoglycemia remain unacceptably high and use of sliding scale insulin continues to be prevalent despite abundant evidence denouncing it as unsafe and lacking efficacy. “Patients deserve better,” said Bode. With a clear focus on the solution to a decades-long problem of poor glucose control in hospitals, Bode described in detail the advantages of computerized decision support, highlighting data from multiple studies of Glytec’s FDA-cleared eGlycemic Management System® (eGMS®) that demonstrate consistently superior outcomes versus usual care, including significant reductions in hypoglycemia, 30-day readmissions and lengths of stay.

January 15, 2019

At a Cost of $10,405 Per Patient Stay, Hypoglycemia in The Hospital Cannot Be Ignored

A diabetes webinar hosted by the American Hospital Association and sponsored by Glytec showcased why hypoglycemia prevention is imperative to the safety of patients and to the economics of healthcare delivery.

Featured speakers, Dr. Richard Pratley of Florida Hospital System and Dr. Steven Edelman of UC San Diego Health, recently delivered a unified message to several hundred senior healthcare professionals attending an American Hospital Association webinar: Hypoglycemia [low blood sugar] in the hospital is a major patient safety risk with significant clinical and financial implications. A case study presented by Pratley further revealed that insulin-managed patients who experience severe hypoglycemia, or blood sugar less than 40 mg/dL, have longer stays, higher readmission and mortality rates, and an overall cost of care $10,405 greater than patients whose blood sugar remains in the normal range.

November 28, 2018

Glytec to Host Webinar in Partnership with American Hospital Association: Improving the Quality and Cost of Diabetes Care

The December 13, 2018 webinar is open to hospital and health system personnel nationwide and will feature Dr. Richard E. Pratley of Florida Hospital System and Dr. Steven V. Edelman of UC San Diego Health.

The population of hospitalized patients with diabetes is on the rise, as is the cost and intensity of their care. Glytec is partnering with the American Hospital Association to deliver a webinar that brings greater attention and awareness to reducing risks and improving safety for patients with diabetes.

August 18, 2017

Presentation at AADE Conference Showcases Value of Diabetes Decision Support Solutions

Diabetes educators learned how Glytec’s software and other data-driven technologies help overcome key challenges of insulin management.

A presentation on diabetes decision support solutions at this year’s American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) conference showcased how use of Glytec’s therapy management software in conjunction with connected device systems is breaking down barriers to effective and timely insulin management and, as a result, reducing the risks and costs of diabetes for providers, payers and patients alike.

June 7, 2017

Case Studies Presented at Diabetes Technology Society Conference Highlight Millions in Hospital Cost Savings with Improved Glucose Control

One study presented at the International Hospital Diabetes Meeting observed first-year cost savings of nearly $7.5 million stemming from adoption of best practice for insulin therapy.

A series of studies and presentations included in the 6th International Hospital Diabetes Meeting highlighted the high cost of poor glucose management, and in particular, severe hypoglycemia (< 40 mg/dL) in the acute care setting. With thirty to forty percent of ALL hospitalized patients requiring insulin therapy, not just those with diabetes, the common problem of insulin mismanagement has significant impact on care quality, patient safety and patient experience, as well as cost and value.

May 8, 2017

Computer-Guided Insulin Titration Helps Hospitals Meet Basal Bolus Standard, Study Finds

An analysis of an electronic glucose management system developed by Glytec, which helps nurses safely manage basal bolus insulin dosing in the hospital, was presented at the recent meeting of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 26th Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress, held in Austin, Texas.

The movement toward quality ratings — and an increased emphasis on preventing readmissions — demanded solutions that help hospitals achieve the standard, which ADA clarified in January 2017 to state that basal bolus insulin was the preferred treatment for noncritically ill patients, and that, “Prolonged sole use of sliding scale insulin in the inpatient hospital setting is strongly discouraged.”

Improving Quality of Care with Electronic Glycemic Management System

At AACE 2017, Jagdeesh Ullal, MD, MS, Eastern Virginia Medical School discussed data from his team’s study that assessed the efficacy of an electronic glycemic management system (eGlycemic Management System) in controlling blood sugars in the hospital setting. 

The study was conducted at Wake Forest, but the data was collected across 9 hospitals including about 1600 patients. Ullal explained that patients with diabetes come to the hospital often have high levels of blood sugar. “In our study, the patients, on average, had blood sugar levels of 200 when they came in, and over the course of their stay, their blood sugars were brought back to the normal range (140-180). We were able to achieve that with the eGlycemic Management System software that has also been proven in various other aspects of glucose management in the hospital.”

May 4, 2017

Study Shows Computer-Guided Insulin Titration Enables Basal Bolus Standard of Care

New research presented at the AACE 26th Annual Congress further validates that use of Glytec’s eGlycemic Management System® eliminates barriers to adoption of basal bolus insulin and produces superior patient outcomes.

A multi-center post-hoc analysis presented at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 26th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress by Drs. Jagdeesh Ullal and Joseph Aloi demonstrates that Glytec’s eGlycemic Management System® (eGMS®) enables hospitals to achieve the basal bolus standard of care for subcutaneous insulin therapy with extraordinary efficiency and superior patient outcomes. The new research study, entitled ‘AUTO Study, AUtomatic Titration tO Target: Subcutaneous Basal Bolus Insulin Management Using eGMS in the Non-ICU Setting,’ observed a 19% reduction in average daily blood glucose between admission and discharge — with 0.00% severe hypoglycemia < 40 mg/dL -- while achieving the prescribed target blood glucose of 140-180 mg/dL at all mealtime and bedtime intervals.

February 16, 2017

New Research Further Validates Benefits of Personalized Diabetes Therapy Management Across the Continuum of Care

Two studies presented at the International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes offer additional evidence of how Glytec’s disruptive technologies achieve dramatic and sustained impact on glucose control.

The 10th Annual International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD 2017) showcases additional evidence that use of Glytec’s patented eGlycemic Management System®, or eGMS®, leads to dramatic improvements in diabetes control and patient outcomes in both acute and outpatient settings. Two studies presented by diabetologist and researcher, Dr. Bruce Bode, find that personalized therapy management facilitated through Glytec’s eGMS® effectively reduces hemoglobin A1C, incidence of hypoglycemia and time to prescribed glucose target, all primary measures of diabetes control and patient outcomes.

November 14, 2016

Dramatic Readmission Reductions for CABG, CHF and AMI Attributed to Glytec’s eGlycemic Management System

Two studies presented at the 16th Annual Diabetes Technology Meeting showcase readmission reductions as high as 68% with Glytec’s solution.

Two new studies presented at last week’s Diabetes Technology Meeting further validate the ability of Glytec’s eGlycemic Management System® (eGMS®) to achieve dramatic readmission reductions for patient populations at the center of new at-risk and value-based reimbursement models, including the CMS Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) and impending bundled payment for coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG).

July 8, 2016

Reduced Inpatient Hypoglycemia With Electronic Glycemic Management System

An electronic glycemic management system (eGMS) may help lower rates of hypoglycemia and lower average blood glucose levels in hospitalized patients compared with usual care, according to a new study.

The aim of this study was to compare hypoglycemia rates in patients managed with an eGMS compared with patients managed by usual care. In this current study, there were 45,335 patients treated with usual care and 13,351 patients treated with eGMS. The target blood glucose was pegged at 100 mg/dL to 180 mg/dL. The researchers evaluated how many patients experiencing mild to moderate hypoglycemia (<70 mg/dL, <60 mg/dL, and <50 mg/dL) and severe hypoglycemia (<40 mg/dL) in the eGMS group compared with the usual care group.

July 2, 2016

Electronics Said to Reduce Hypoglycemic Events

New data presented at AACE shows hypoglycemic events are less likely in patients with diabetes treated with an electronic glycemic management system.

In an interview, Joseph Aloi, MD, section chief of endocrinology and metabolism at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, told Diabetes in Control that, “Patients who were treated with the [electronic glycemic management system] had a statistically lower incidence of hypoglycemic events and lower average blood glucose compared with [usual care], suggesting it may be easier to achieve glycemic targets safely for patients in the hospital setting.

June 20, 2016

Glytec Presents Evidence on How Using Data to Deliver Insulin Improves Outcomes

Using an algorithm to recommend insulin dosing, both in and out of the hospital, was shown to improve glycemic control and aid population health management.

The march toward value-based care is occurring on many fronts, with diabetes quality metrics front and center. Providers from giant hospital systems to primary care practices are looking for ways to find savings—and make patients healthier. In this mix is Glytec, a 10-year-old company founded on the idea that taking guesswork and time out of insulin dosing, first in hospital settings and then outside them, could dramatically reduce episodes of hypo- and hyperglycemia. This would provide savings and lead to better glycated hemoglobin (A1C) levels for patients with previously uncontrolled diabetes.