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September 18, 2020

Intro to Glytec for Certified Diabetes Educators

In by Alexa Driscoll

Intro to Glytec for certified diabetes educators Learn what Glytec can do for YOUR health system Get your copy today! FIND INSIDE: Learn more about how Glytec helps certified diabetes educators and their health systems impact patient safety, quality outcomes and costs throughout the continuum of care. hbspt.forms.create({ portalId: “5011756”, formId: “0baa0eaa-58ac-4ff4-a70c-441797c0fcd4”, sfdcCampaignId: “7010d000000itqpAAA” });

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September 4, 2020

The Diabetes Educator’s Guide to Winning Buy-in for eGlycemic Management

In by Andrea Martucci

GUIDE The Diabetes Educator’s Guide to Winning Buy-in for eGlycemic Management Get Your Free Guide Today! Diabetes Educators (such as CDEs or CDCESs) are essential for winning buy-in for better glycemic management. In this guide, learn how to: Build the right team to gain buy-in and allies Bring data to the table to make your business case Successfully manage change …

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August 19, 2020

Optimize Glycemic Management. Save Money.

In by Carisa McLaughlin

Feature Post Optimize glycemic management. Save money. Download your copy today! Glytec’s eGlycemic Management System® (eGMS) is proven to reduce cost of care. Our FDA-cleared software (Glucommander™) delivers personalized, data-driven insulin dosing recommendations, allowing clinicians to safely and effectively control blood glucose levels in their patients. Turns out, optimizing glycemic management has a positive side effect for hospitals: reducing the …

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August 18, 2020

10 Reasons You Need an eGMS

In by Carisa McLaughlin

Feature Post 10 reasons you need an eGlycemic Management System® Download your copy today! Glycemic management has ripple effects throughout the hospital. Insulin has a direct impact on patient health. But did you know that problems with insulin management can also impact key quality indicators, clinician workflows and your bottom line? An eGlycemic Management System (eGMS) can help you improve …

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April 22, 2020

COVID-19 Crisis: Why Now is the Time to Invest in Glycemic Management

In by Andrea Martucci

COVID-19 Crisis: Why Now is the Time to Invest in Glycemic Management Outcomes for patients with COVID-19 and hyperglycemia: increased mortality, longer length of stay (LOS) In the midst of the worldwide novel coronavirus pandemic, emerging data suggests that glycemic control for patients with and without a previous diagnosis of diabetes is a critical component for managing the care of …

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April 10, 2020

Insulin Management and COVID-19 Resources

In by Susan Lawrence

Insulin Management and COVID-19 Resources What We Know About Patients with Diabetes or Hyperglycemia and COVID-19 Why Glycemic Control is Important: It has been widely studied that the incidence of diabetes predisposes patients to an increased risk of infections1 and an increased risk of complications during infection2. Additionally, the occurrence of hyperglycemia contributes to an impaired immune response.3 Emerging Studies …

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April 1, 2020

CMS measure specification: Hospital Harm – Hypoglycemia.

In by Susan Lawrence

What do you need to know about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed hypoglycemia measure? Measure Intent Better Quality of Care This measure would incentivize hospitals to implement clinical workflows that facilitate evidence-based management of diabetes to reduce the likelihood of hypoglycemia events. Improved Patient Outcomes This measure may result in fewer patients experiencing adverse events associated …

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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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June 1, 2015

Education and team-based care: The two essentials to providing effective chronic care.

In by Heather DelCarpini

Today, more Americans than ever are living and struggling with chronic health conditions. According to the CDC, roughly 70 percent of the population will die from a chronic disease and caring for those patients accounts for over 86 percent of the nation’s healthcare spending. A chronic condition, by its very definition, requires ongoing and attentive treatment by healthcare providers to …

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April 1, 2015

How new tech, treatments impact diabetes costs.

In by Heather DelCarpini

According to the Economic Cost of Diabetes study by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the total estimated cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $245 billion, including $176 billion in direct medical costs and $69 billion in reduced productivity. Individuals with diagnosed diabetes incur an average in medical expenditures of about $13,700 per year, of which about $7,900 …

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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. …