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 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 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 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. …

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, …

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 …

November 20, 2020

Why Now is the Time to Prioritize Inpatient Glycemic Management

NOVEMBER 2020 DR. JORDAN MESSLER, MD, SFHM, FACP Why Now is the Time to Prioritize Inpatient Glycemic Management More than seven million COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the United States, with over ​400,000 of those individuals requiring hospitalization​. Unfortunately, it’s safe to assume another spike in cases and hospitalizations are forthcoming this winter, with many states already seeing an …

October 27, 2020

Insulin Titration Software Combined with CGM Enables Patients with Diabetes to Improve Time in Range

OCTOBER 2020 Insulin Titration Software Combined with CGM Enables Patients with Diabetes to Improve Time in Range First study to utilize CGM data with FDA-cleared, cloud-based titration software suggests significantly improved outcomes for patients while optimizing clinical resources This past summer, Glytec published the first proof-of-concept study that combines FDA-cleared remote insulin titration software and data from continuous glucose monitoring …

October 7, 2020

Is Glucometrics The Missing Data in the Fight Against COVID-19?

SEPTEMBER 2020 DR. JORDAN MESSLER, MD, SFHM, FACP Is Glucometrics The Missing Data in the Fight Against COVID-19? Glucometrics – the system-wide analysis of inpatient glucose data – should be of fundamental interest for hospital administrators striving to improve the outcomes of their patients. Why is this data so important? Proper glycemic control has been linked to improved outcomes and …

Are we there yet? A look at 4 value-based care programs

SEPTEMBER 2020 KEITH LORIA Are we there yet? A look at 4 value-based care programs The work of moving away from fee for service is in progress. The results so far? Mixed. Will COVID-19 accelerate or put the brakes on the move toward value-based payment? Christopher Chen, M.D., CEO of Miami-based ChenMed, says doctors will embrace value over volume as …

July 7, 2020

Glytec and ThunderCat Technology Partner to Improve Glycemic Management at VA Hospitals

Glytec and ThunderCat Technology Partner to Improve Glycemic Management at VA Hospitals Collaboration Seeks to Improve Outcomes and Reduce Cost of Care for the 25% of Veterans with Diabetes WALTHAM, MASS. (July 7, 2020) – Glytec, the only provider of insulin management software across the continuum of care, and ThunderCat Technology, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that delivers technology …

July 3, 2020

Our health care system has holes. Data and AI can help us fix them

JULY 2020 JACQUELINE LISK Our health care system has holes. Data and AI can help us fix them Data and AI are transforming science and reducing health care costs. Moore’s Law states the speed and capabilities of computers will increase every couple of years, but their cost will continue to go down. John Sculley, a business leader, speaker, and author …

June 22, 2020

Insulin Management Software Glucommander Shows Positive Results on Time in Range

JUNE 2020 ELIZA SKOLER, JIMMY MCDERMOTT, MATTHEW GARZA, DIVYA GOPISETTY, FRIDA VELCANI, EMILY FITTS, KARENA YAN, JOSEPH BELL, LORENA BERGSTROM, AND ROSALIND LUCIER The Biggest News in Diabetes Technology, Drugs, and Nutrition: Highlights from ADA 2020 Insulin Management Software Glucommander Shows Positive Results on Time in Range An exciting study examined the success of the Glucommander insulin dosage software for …