November 18, 2016

Blood Sugar Monitor System Prevents Avoidable Hospitalization

By identifying patients who needed blood glucose control treatment sooner, readmission costs were significantly reduced.

In a recent study, a health system in Tennessee with 13 hospitals started using eGMS with cardiac patients. The results were impressive. Hospital readmissions for heart attack patients were reduced by more than one third. And the readmission rate for patients with bypass surgery or congestive heart failure was reduced by about two thirds.

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).

October 11, 2016

Study Conducted at Fred Hutch Shows Transplant Patients Benefit from Glytec’s System for Computer-Guided Glucose Management

Study shows hospitalized transplant patients achieve and sustain improved glucose levels when managed on Glucommander from Glytec.

As a pioneer in technology for glycemic management, Glytec is pleased to share the results of a recent study conducted at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington. The prospective study, led by Cora Espina Erickson, ARNP, CWCN and published by Bone Marrow Transplantation,1 demonstrates that stringent glucose control among allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) patients is feasible using Glucommander(TM), the computer-guided glucose management system from Glytec.

October 4, 2016

Study Published by Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology Demonstrates Glytec’s Superiority in Meeting ADA Guidelines

Better patient outcomes point to use of a fully automated insulin dosing decision support system as the new standard of care for basal-bolus therapy.

A study published in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology (JDST) provides further evidence that Glytec’s patented eGlycemic Management System® (eGMS®) is safer and more effective than traditional approaches to managing basal-bolus therapy. With some 40% of hospitalized patients receiving insulin therapy during their stay, the consequences of inadequate and imprecise dosing — including increased risk of complications and mortality, longer lengths of stay, and higher readmission rates — pose significant cost and quality improvement opportunities for hospitals.

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.

June 16, 2016

Electronic Glycemic Management System Reduces Hypoglycemic Event Rate

Hypoglycemic events are less likely in inpatients with diabetes treated with an electronic glycemic management system compared with usual care, according to data presented here.

“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 patient in the hospital setting,” Joseph Aloi, MD, section chief of endocrinology and metabolism at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, told Endocrine Today.

Glytec’s Glucommander and eGlycemic Management System Featured in Five Studies Presented at The American Diabetes Association’s 76th Scientific Sessions

Wide range of studies further demonstrates significant impact in the emergency department, hospital and outpatient settings.

Glytec, the pioneer and leader in providing innovative, FDA-cleared glucose management software solutions, today announced that the company has presented five abstracts addressing a range of issues related to diabetes care at the American Diabetes Association’s 76th Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, Louisiana, June 10-14, 2016. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) brings together global leaders to discuss advancements in diabetes research and care.

June 5, 2016

Glucommander Linked to Improved Blood Glucose Levels

The inclusion of a computer-guided program (Glucommander) as a component of diabetic ketoacidosis management was associated with significantly less hypoglycemia and faster time to normalization of blood glucose and bicarbonate than standard treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis, according to a new retrospective multicenter study.

The data were presented at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 25th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress. The study also demonstrated a significant difference in length of hospital stay for patients treated with Glucommander compared with standard protocol (3.2 vs 4.5 days).

June 1, 2016

Glytec Presents Key Studies at the AACE 25th Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress

Experts demonstrate the ability of automated glucose management to significantly reduce rates of hypoglycemia and DKA.

Glytec, the pioneer and leader in providing innovative, FDA cleared glucose management software solutions, today announced that two abstracts addressing the approach to care for patients suffering from hypoglycemia and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) were presented at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 25th Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress, held from May 25-29th in Orlando, Florida.

May 31, 2016

Computer Algorithms Managing Insulin Dosages Result in Better Glycemic Control

When insulin dosages are calculated using computer algorithms to reach target blood glucose levels, hospitalized patients are less likely to have episodes of low blood sugar and recover sooner from diabetic ketoacidosis than when insulin dosages are calculated without an algorithm.

Those were key findings from two multisite studies presented at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists meeting, held May 25-29 in Orlando, Florida. “Computer algorithms facilitate doing the right thing,” said Dr. Joseph A. Aloi, professor of endocrinology and metabolism at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and the studies’ principal investigator.

March 12, 2016

Hospital Admissions Slashed with Diabetes Software

The use of insulin management software in hospital emergency departments can decrease hospital admissions for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) by 45%, according to a new study.

Hospital admissions were reduced by starting patients on IV insulin using Glucommander, a cloud-based insulin management software system, according to a new study. The study, conducted by researchers at Eastern Virginia Medical School, was published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics.

February 10, 2016

New Study Demonstrates Effectiveness and Cost Savings of Glytec’s Cloud-Based Decision Support System to Treat Diabetic Ketoacidosis in the Emergency Department

Study leveraging Glytec’s Glucommander IV demonstrated a lower rate of admissions and future hospitalizations, resulting in a cost savings of $78,000 within 12 months.

Glytec, the pioneer and leader in providing innovative glucose decision support software solutions for effective diabetes management, is pleased to share the results of a study conducted in collaboration with Wake Forest Medical School, Eastern Virginia Medical School, and Sentara Healthcare. The study demonstrated intensive insulin therapy used in emergency departments (ED) is useful in treating patients with mild to moderate diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), resulting in a lower rate of admissions and future admissions to the hospital along with significant cost savings.

November 9, 2015

Glucose Management by Software Proves Effective

A software system called Glucommander from Glytec Systems works well at titrating the right dose to bring blood sugar levels under control.

The company has now released results of a 30-day study for outpatients using the system in their homes. The subjects were given a glucometer that transmits data readings using a cellular data connection. The Glucommander system would then send the recommended dosage to the patient as a text message. The results of the test showed that 90% of the subjects in the study were able to achieve their target levels within three weeks.

November 3, 2015

Study of Glytec’s Glucommander in an Outpatient Setting Indicates Dramatic A1C Reductions

Ninety percent of study participants achieved target glucose within 3 weeks and achieved an average reduction in estimated A1C of 3.0%.

Glytec, the pioneer and leader in providing innovative glucose management software solutions, announced today that Glucommander™, a component of the company’s eGMS® platform, achieved its 30-day primary efficacy endpoint in a study evaluating the average A1C reduction in an outpatient setting for persons with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. According to study results, Glucommander was effective at titrating insulin doses and quickly achieving glucose control, with low rates of hypoglycemia, for 22 patients, regardless of the severity of their diabetes. The average starting A1C was 10.4% and the average estimated A1C (eA1C) at 30-days was 7.4%.

October 5, 2015

Study: Insulin Dosing Platform Helped Reduce Post-Cardiac Surgery Complications

Intensive insulin therapy, with the help of a patient-specific IV insulin dosing platform, helped reduce post-cardiac surgery complications, according to a new study from Emory University.

A total of 302 patients were looked at after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Results demonstrated that providing more precise insulin dosing via the Glucommander IV led to improved glycemic control and a significant reduction in the rate of hypoglycemia, which is a common side effect of intensive insulin therapy in patients undergoing cardiac surgery.

September 29, 2015

New Study Demonstrates That Improvements in Glucose Control Reduced Complications After Heart Surgery

Study from Emory University published in Diabetes Care leverages Glytec’s Glucommander IV platform to evaluate the optimal level of glycemic control needed to improve outcomes.

Glytec, the pioneer and leader in providing innovative glucose management software solutions central to effective diabetes management, is pleased to share the results of the GLUCO-CABG trial conducted by Emory University, which demonstrated intensive insulin therapy resulted in a reduction in post cardiac surgery complications. Hyperglycemia is common in patients undergoing cardiac surgery, reported in 60-90 percent of patients with a known history of diabetes and in more than half of patients without diabetes.

June 8, 2015

Glytec Presents Several Research Studies at the ADA 75th Scientific Sessions

Data continue to validate the benefits of standardized glycemic management through computerized decision support for both IV and subcutaneous insulin dosing.

Glytec, the pioneer and leader in providing innovative, FDA-cleared glucose management software solutions central to effective diabetes management, today announced that several abstracts featuring the company’s eGlycemic Management Solution® (eGMS®) have been selected as poster presentations at the American Diabetes Association 75th Scientific Sessions. The 75th Scientific Sessions, taking place from June 5-9th in Boston, are the premier venue for exchanging news and showcasing innovation to the diabetes community.

May 19, 2015

Glytec Presents Several Research Studies at the AACE 24th Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress

Leading industry experts present the benefits of automated glucose management for both IV and subcutaneous insulin dosing.

Glytec, the pioneer and leader in providing innovative glucose management software solutions central to effective diabetes management, today announced that several abstracts featuring the company’s eGlycemic Management System® (eGMS®) were selected as poster presentations at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 24th Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress, which took place from May 13-17th in Nashville, Tennessee.