May 7, 2015

Studies Provide Additional Validation of the Benefits of Automated Glucose Management for Both IV and SubQ Insulin Dosing

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 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 International Hospital Diabetes Meeting (IHDM), taking place from May 8-9th in San Francisco. Hosted by the Diabetes Technology Society, the fifth annual IHDM conference will showcase the optimal use of future and current technologies for people with diabetes in both critical and non-critical care settings.

October 9, 2014

Woodridge Seeing Great Glycemic Results from Using Glucommander

As part of Mountain States’ Corporate Glycemic Initiative, they implemented Glucommander, a computerized insulin dosing software, to get a better handle on patient glucose levels.

The Mountain States psychiatric facility invariably has patients who need their blood sugar monitored, but people at Woodridge aren’t in the same clinically controlled environment as patients in most hospitals. They aren’t bed-bound with an IV in their arm, and nobody monitors exactly what, when and how much they eat. Thus, it’s harder to control their blood sugar levels.

September 30, 2014

These Algorithms Reduce Readmissions

Using glycemic management software that integrates with its EHR system, a Virginia hospital system has achieved a 79% improvement over the national average for hyperglycemia rates.

Doctors and nurses following the standard of care in hospitals aren’t just paying more attention to analytics. These days, the algorithm can be the cornerstone of superior care. Consider the tricky process of controlling the glycemic levels of patients with diabetes. At eight-hospital, Virginia-based Sentara Healthcare, this translates into a 79% improvement over the national average for hyperglycemia rates. These hospitals have achieved an overall hypoglycemia rate of 0.83 percent, which hospital officials says is a remarkable blended rate for IV and subcutaneous insulin therapy.

May 28, 2014

Glucose Management System Improves Standard of Care at Sentara

Hospitals have often had trouble managing patients with hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia. To help remedy that problem, Sentara Healthcare has ushered in a new standard of care in glucose management.

In 2008, Sentara saw several of its patients die due to poor management of their diabetes. There were several devastating events of prolonged hypoglycemia that resulted in permanent brain damage for patients, says Paul Chidester, M.D., vice president of medical affairs at the Va.-based Sentara Norfolk General Hospital within the health system. Sentara had reached a point when it knew it needed to do something to improve the care of its diabetes patients. “We sort of tolerated poor control of hyperglycemia and viewed episodes of hypoglycemia as a rite of passage of being in the hospital,” Chidester admits. [We said] poor control happens, just live with it. We then realized the negative impact that had on our patients, and decided that it had to change.”

May 16, 2014

E-Check of Sugar Aids in Inpatient Hypoglycemia Control

Electronic monitoring of blood sugar levels may diminish hypoglycemia and reduce length of stay in hospitalized diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) patients, researchers reported here.

In one study, patients monitored with the Glucommander system reduced episodes of hypoglycemia by 56%, Joseph Aloi, MD, director of the Strelitz Diabetes Center at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, and colleagues reported at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists meeting here. In a second study, they showed that the same system reduced the overall hospital length of stay by nearly 2 1/2 days in patients with diabetic ketoacidosis.

May 13, 2014

Eastern Virginia Medical School Study Indicates Major Glycemic Improvement in Subcutaneous Basal Bolus Insulin Delivery Using eGlycemic Management System

Poster presented during AACE shows improved outcomes using Glytec’s subcutaneous insulin dosing solution versus traditional basal bolus insulin therapy.

Glytec, a clinical information technology company solely dedicated to the mission of improving insulin management and glycemic control, is pleased to share the results of a late-breaking poster that was presented at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 23rd Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress. The poster is based on results experienced by Sentara Healthcare during the first 30 days after using Glytec’s Glucommander™ SubQ to manage subcutaneous Basal Bolus Insulin (BBI) therapy. The poster was presented by Joseph Aloi, MD, clinical director of the Strelitz Diabetes Center at Eastern Virginia Medical School, during the Congress’s general poster session.

May 7, 2014

Sentara Healthcare Ushers in a New Standard of Care in Glucose Management

Leading hospital system achieves dramatic reductions in occurrences of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia, reduces length of stay.

Sentara Healthcare, a 12-hospital, not-for-profit health system serving Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, widely recognized for clinical excellence and IT innovation, today announced that they have achieved dramatic improvements in inpatient glucose management through the utilization of the eGlycemic Management System® (eGMS®), developed by Glytec.

May 14, 2013

Mountain States Health Alliance Achieves Dramatic Improvements in Glycemic Control with the Comprehensive Insulin-dosing Software Platform from Glytec

Thirteen-hospital system serving 29 counties in Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, and North Carolina applauds the solution for its integration, usability, and impact on patient care.

Glytec, a clinical information technology company dedicated to glycemic management solutions for hospitals and patients, today announced that Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA) has experienced unprecedented clinical results in just the first 60 days of use of the inpatient glycemic control platform, Glucommander™.

June 28, 2010

Computerized Algorithm Can Enable Tight Glycemic Control

The Glucommander computerized intravenous insulin controller (CIIC) for insulin dosing enables providers to avoid hypoglycemia by accurately controlling patients’ blood glucose to desired target levels.

What if your facility could safely and effectively achieve tight glycemic control among patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) with little danger of severe hypoglycemia? According to study results presented at the American Diabetes Association 70th Scientific Sessions, this outcome is possible through the use of Glucommander, a computerized algorithm that accurately manages intravenous insulin.