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October 1, 2016

Hypoglycemia in hospitalized patients: Key issues and the prospect of a publicly-reported measure. Dr. Greg Maynard of UC Davis Medical Center.

In by Heather DelCarpini

TOPIC TIME STAMP 00:00 Main Messages Concerning Hypoglycemia in Hospitalized Patients 00:44 Association Between Hypoglycemia and Adverse Drug Events 01:46 Four Primary Causes of Iatrogenic Hypoglycemia 02:23 Devastating Effects of Hypoglycemia: A Real Patient Story 03:07 Frequency of Recurrent Hypoglycemia 04:34 Steps for Reducing Incidence of Hypoglycemia 05:14 Benefits of Computerized Glucose Management 06:10 Public Reporting for Hypoglycemia 06:53 Final …

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May 1, 2016

Leveraging information technology for diabetes. Dr. Melanie Mabrey, Vice President Clinical Practice.

In by Susan Lawrence

Technology in diabetes care has come a long way in a short period of time. Since the introduction of the home blood glucose (BG) meter and analog insulins, diabetes care has made great strides. With continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and insulin infusion pumps, diabetes care is advancing and quickly moving toward an artificial pancreas to replace the normal islet cell …

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January 1, 2016

Blood glucose at the point of care: The current controversies surrounding inpatient blood glucose monitoring.

In by Heather DelCarpini

The timely and accurate determination of blood glucose in the hospital setting is critical to effective nursing workflow and improved patient care. The results have a direct impact on the delivery of insulin and, ultimately, glycemic control. With roughly 25% of people admitted to the hospital experiencing hyperglycemia and the improved outcomes proven to occur with appropriate glycemic management, more …

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February 1, 2015

Closing the glucose gaps in hospital diabetes care. Managing editor, diabetes advocate and person with type 1 diabetes, Mike Hoskins.

In by Heather DelCarpini

Seems logical that you’d have some of the best medical care and attention to your diabetes if you’re in a hospital surrounded by on-call experts, right?!. WRONG. That’s often not the case. The poor state of diabetes management in hospitals has been experienced first-hand by many of us in the Diabetes Community and even my own family in recent years. …