December 28, 2020

Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia Associated with Poor Outcomes in COVID-19 Patients

DECEMBER 2020 LabMedica International staff writers Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia Associated with Poor Outcomes in COVID-19 Patients Diabetes and hyperglycemia have emerged as important risk factors for hospitalization, disease severity, acute kidney injury, acute respiratory distress syndrome, intensive care unit (ICU) admissions, and death in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Hypoglycemia, also called low blood glucose or low blood sugar, …

December 15, 2020

Glytec Publishes First COVID-19 Research to Study the ‘Opportunity Window’ for Treating Hospitalized Patients with Diabetes or Hyperglycemia

Glytec Publishes First COVID-19 Research to Study the ‘Opportunity Window’ for Treating Hospitalized Patients with Diabetes or Hyperglycemia New Research Published in Diabetes Care Journal Reveals 7x Mortality Risk for Non-ICU Patients with Severe Hyperglycemia After 2-3 Days, Indicating Need to Start Treatment on Admission WALTHAM, MASS. (December 15, 2020) – Glytec, the only provider of insulin management software across the …

December 1, 2020

Glytec Leads ADCES Webinar on Inpatient Glycemic Management During COVID-19

Glytec Leads ADCES Webinar on Inpatient Glycemic Management During COVID-19 Live Session and Q&A on December 10  Features Case Studies from Diabetes Care and Education Specialists WALTHAM, MASS. (December 1, 2020) – Glytec, the only provider of insulin management software across the continuum of care, today announced it is partnering with the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES) to …

November 24, 2020

Diabetes Nurses: On the Frontlines of a Long-Term Pandemic

NOVEMBER 2020 Koren Thomas Diabetes Nurses: On the Frontlines of a Long-Term Pandemic Diabetes nurses work on the frontlines in the fight against an ongoing epidemic/pandemic that will continue to afflict over 13% of the US population long after COVID-19 recedes into the background. The diabetes pandemic has been mounting rapidly in the early 21st century. In 2003, 194 million adults worldwide between …

November 20, 2020

Why Now is the Time to Prioritize Inpatient Glycemic Management

NOVEMBER 2020 DR. JORDAN MESSLER, MD, SFHM, FACP Why Now is the Time to Prioritize Inpatient Glycemic Management More than seven million COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the United States, with over ​400,000 of those individuals requiring hospitalization​. Unfortunately, it’s safe to assume another spike in cases and hospitalizations are forthcoming this winter, with many states already seeing an …

November 17, 2020

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System Chooses Glytec to Enhance Diabetes Care

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System Chooses Glytec to Enhance Diabetes Care Insulin Management Software Supports System-Wide Glycemic Best Practices with a Personalized Approach to Dosing that Prioritizes Patient Safety WALTHAM, MASS. (November 17, 2020) – Glytec, the only provider of insulin management software across the continuum of care, today announced that Sarasota Memorial Health Care System (SMH) selected its eGlycemic Management …

October 27, 2020

Insulin Titration Software Combined with CGM Enables Patients with Diabetes to Improve Time in Range

OCTOBER 2020 Insulin Titration Software Combined with CGM Enables Patients with Diabetes to Improve Time in Range First study to utilize CGM data with FDA-cleared, cloud-based titration software suggests significantly improved outcomes for patients while optimizing clinical resources This past summer, Glytec published the first proof-of-concept study that combines FDA-cleared remote insulin titration software and data from continuous glucose monitoring …

October 7, 2020

Is Glucometrics The Missing Data in the Fight Against COVID-19?

SEPTEMBER 2020 DR. JORDAN MESSLER, MD, SFHM, FACP Is Glucometrics The Missing Data in the Fight Against COVID-19? Glucometrics – the system-wide analysis of inpatient glucose data – should be of fundamental interest for hospital administrators striving to improve the outcomes of their patients. Why is this data so important? Proper glycemic control has been linked to improved outcomes and …

Are we there yet? A look at 4 value-based care programs

SEPTEMBER 2020 KEITH LORIA Are we there yet? A look at 4 value-based care programs The work of moving away from fee for service is in progress. The results so far? Mixed. Will COVID-19 accelerate or put the brakes on the move toward value-based payment? Christopher Chen, M.D., CEO of Miami-based ChenMed, says doctors will embrace value over volume as …

July 3, 2020

Our health care system has holes. Data and AI can help us fix them

JULY 2020 JACQUELINE LISK Our health care system has holes. Data and AI can help us fix them Data and AI are transforming science and reducing health care costs. Moore’s Law states the speed and capabilities of computers will increase every couple of years, but their cost will continue to go down. John Sculley, a business leader, speaker, and author …

June 22, 2020

Insulin Management Software Glucommander Shows Positive Results on Time in Range

JUNE 2020 ELIZA SKOLER, JIMMY MCDERMOTT, MATTHEW GARZA, DIVYA GOPISETTY, FRIDA VELCANI, EMILY FITTS, KARENA YAN, JOSEPH BELL, LORENA BERGSTROM, AND ROSALIND LUCIER The Biggest News in Diabetes Technology, Drugs, and Nutrition: Highlights from ADA 2020 Insulin Management Software Glucommander Shows Positive Results on Time in Range An exciting study examined the success of the Glucommander insulin dosage software for …

June 16, 2020

5 Reasons Why Providers Need Electronic Support for Glycemic Management

JUNE 2020 ROBBY BOOTH 5 Reasons Why Providers Need Electronic Support for Glycemic Management It’s no secret hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia are associated with adverse outcomes in hospitalized patients. We’ve known for many years that hyperglycemia is widespread in the hospital, causes immune dysfunction, higher rates of infection, a longer length of hospital stay, complications, and even death. Insulin has been …

June 15, 2020

Bruce Bode, MD: Impact of COVID-19 on Diabetes Care and Endocrinology

JUNE 2020 PATRICK CAMPBELL Bruce Bode, MD: Impact of COVID-19 on Diabetes Care and Endocrinology The impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak on endocrinology has been impossible to ignore. With diabetic patients at increased risk of developing serious complications, endocrinologists have had to keep a keen eye on the latest on the disease for the wellbeing of their …

June 13, 2020

Preventing Hypoglycemia, Hyperglycemia with Insulin and Glucagon Coadministration

JUNE 2020 PATRICK CAMPBELL Preventing Hypoglycemia, Hyperglycemia with Insulin and Glucagon Coadministration Attempting to prevent hypoglycemia without worsening hyperglycemia in those with type 1 diabetes has been a challenge for clinicians for decades, but results of a new study from the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) 80th Scientific Sessions signal there could be a change on the horizon. Results of the 11-person proof-of-concept trial …

June 4, 2020

Pandemic Parallels: Glycemic Control in COVID-19 Patients

MAY 2020 DEREK BAGLEY Pandemic Parallels: Glycemic Control in COVID-19 Patients As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to roil the world’s healthcare systems, endocrinologists may have unique insights that could save lives and improve outcomes in these patients who present with elevated glucose levels and other underlying comorbidities such as obesity and diabetes. At a Glance Patients with diabetes who contract …

December 11, 2019

Two Case Studies Presented at IHI National Forum Demonstrate Use of Glytec’s Technology and Services Leads to Improved Glycemic Outcomes

AdventHealth Waterman and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital showcased reductions in hypoglycemia and glycemic practice variation utilizing Glytec’s comprehensive systems approach to glucose management.

In partnership with clinical leaders from AdventHealth Waterman and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, Glytec presented two storyboards at the IHI National Forum revealing significant quality and safety improvements for hospitalized patients receiving insulin therapy. On average, this population represents as many as one of every three patients admitted to a general ward and one of every two patients admitted to an intensive care unit. Both hospitals credit their collaboration with Glytec, including utilization of the company’s FDA-cleared decision support platform, eGlycemic Management System® (eGMS®), as well as the company’s highly-tailored quality improvement services.

November 5, 2019

Survey Reveals Better Care Needed for Hospitalized Patients with Diabetes

Results of a nationwide survey indicate most hospitals do not employ best practices in glucose control, which leads to increased safety risks, higher readmission rates and significantly greater costs.

According to a recent survey, more than 75% of U.S. hospitals employ an outdated form of insulin therapy inconsistent with recommendations by the American Diabetes Association, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Society of Hospital Medicine and other authoritative sources.

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.