April 17, 2020

Study: Patients with COVID-19, Diabetes, Uncontrolled Hyperglycemia Have Significantly Higher Mortality

According to new data from a quality improvement study, patients with diabetes experienced no diabetes-related readmissions, urgent care visits, or emergency department visits within 30 days of hospital discharge when their healthcare providers used Glytec’s eGlycemic Management System to guide insulin regimens prescribed at discharge.

Researchers at Eastern Virginia Medical School conducted the study and presented their findings earlier this month at the 17th Annual Diabetes Technology Meeting in Bethesda, Maryland.

Diabetes patients at four times greater risk of death from COVID-19

APRIL 17, 2020 Diabetes patients at four times greater risk of death from COVID-19 Diabetic and hyperglycemic patients who contract COVID-19 are more than four times as likely to have complications that result in either death or longer hospital stays than their peers without those co-morbidities, according to a new study. An analysis of more than 1,100 COVID-19 patients hospitalized …

COVID-19 Study Shows More than 4 Times In-Hospital Mortality Rate and Increased Length of Stay for Patients with Diabetes and Hyperglycemia

COVID-19 Study Shows More than 4 Times In-Hospital Mortality Rate and Increased Length of Stay for Patients with Diabetes and Hyperglycemia Glytec Research Reveals New Insights Into Important Risk Factors for the Large Population of COVID-19 Patients with Glycemic Control Issues WALTHAM, MASS. (April 17, 2020) – Glytec, the only provider of insulin management software across the continuum of care, …

September 12, 2019

WellStar Health System Expands Use of Glytec’s eGlycemic Management System®

Georgia’s largest health system is heightening the safety and efficacy of insulin therapy across its network of hospitals.

Known nationally for innovative care models, WellStar Health System, in partnership with Glytec, is taking proactive measures to optimize glycemic management for hospitalized patients. The not-for-profit health system is expanding use of Glytec’s patented and FDA-cleared eGlycemic Management System® (eGMS®) beyond its two largest facilities, WellStar Kennestone Hospital and WellStar Atlanta Medical Center, to an additional eight facilities in the Greater Atlanta and surrounding area.

July 30, 2019

Northeast Georgia Medical Center to Implement eGlycemic Management System® from Glytec

The not-for-profit community medical center is partnering with Glytec to facilitate standardization of best practices in diabetes therapy management.

With as many as half of critical care patients either diagnosed with diabetes or at risk of hyperglycemia while hospitalized, Northeast Georgia Medical Center, in partnership with Glytec, is taking advanced measures to optimize glycemic management and ensure the safety and efficacy of insulin therapy. “Our organization is steadfastly committed to clinical excellence in diabetes care and glycemic management,” says Dr. Suhel Patel, Medical Director and Chair, Inpatient Medicine, Northeast Georgia Physicians Group. “By adopting the Glytec suite of technologies and services, our patients will receive insulin therapy that is personalized to their individual needs and carefully designed to support their recovery and transitions of care.”

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.

November 13, 2018

Study by Riverside Medical Center Shows Reductions in Length of Stay and Hypoglycemia with Glytec’s Insulin Optimization Solution

Presented at the 18th Annual Diabetes Technology Meeting, the study found that patients treated using Glytec’s solution had 73.2% less hypoglycemia and no bounce backs once transferred from a CCU to a general ward.

With a shifting reimbursement landscape and acuity on the rise for hospitalized patients, the need to minimize length of stay and increase throughput in critical care units is a priority for health systems nationwide. A study conducted by Riverside Medical Center of Kankakee, Illinois, the flagship facility of Riverside Healthcare and the area’s only Magnet® recognized institution, found that by using Glytec’s eGlycemic Management System® (eGMS®), patients admitted to critical care units were transferred to general wards .25 days sooner and there were no “bounce backs,” or returns from general wards to critical care units. The study, presented at the 18th Annual Diabetes Technology Meeting, also found that severe hypoglycemia among patients in critical care units was 73.2% lower when using eGMS®.

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.

April 26, 2017

Research Study from Emory University Observes $3,654 Per Patient Cost Savings for CABG Surgery

Drs. Umpierrez and Cardona publish economic and clinical results of the GLUCO-CABG trial, leveraging Glytec’s Glucommander™ for personalized insulin dosing.

A study from Emory University published in the April 2017 issue of Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications (Cardona, et al. 2017) observes a near-20% reduction in perioperative complications, a 1.2-day reduction in ICU stay and a $3,654 reduction in per-patient hospitalization costs for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. The reported outcomes, which included no severe hypoglycemia less than 40 mg/dL, were derived from an intensive glycemic control protocol supported by Glytec’s Glucommander™ for personalized insulin dosing.

January 25, 2017

Grady Health System Improves Diabetes Care With Glytec’s eGlycemic Management System

Glytec’s system for personalized diabetes therapy management translates to better quality of care at Atlanta’s Grady Health System.

In its quest to ensure high quality care for critically ill patients, Atlanta’s Grady Health System has implemented the evidence-based Glytec eGlycemic Management System® (eGMS®), a personalized diabetes therapy management solution.

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.

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.

May 16, 2016

Orange Regional Medical Center Receives HIMSS Stage 7 Award Based Largely on Glytec’s Insulin Decision Support Solution

Our client, Orange Regional Medical Center, received a HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 Award based largely on its success implementing Glytec’s eGlycemic Management System® to support computer-based precision insulin dosing.

HIMSS Analytics® awarded Orange Regional Medical Center (ORMC), in Middletown, N.Y., with a Stage 7 Award. The award represents ORMC’s attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM)℠.

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.

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.