September 19, 2017

New Research Shows People on Insulin For Diabetes Maintain A1C Reductions Through Digital Therapy Management

A study presented at EASD 2017 shows long-term A1C reductions through personalized insulin dose adjustments every eight weeks using Glytec’s therapy management software.

More than 50 percent of all people using insulin to manage diabetes are not at their target A1C, which is why this high-risk population is a primary focus of value-based care strategies among providers and payers alike. A retrospective study presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes shows that patients whose insulin therapy is guided by Glytec’s FDA-cleared Glucommander™ software not only achieve glucose control rapidly, but with ongoing personalized dose adjustments, successfully maintain A1C reductions long term.

August 18, 2017

Presentation at AADE Conference Showcases Value of Diabetes Decision Support Solutions

Diabetes educators learned how Glytec’s software and other data-driven technologies help overcome key challenges of insulin management.

A presentation on diabetes decision support solutions at this year’s American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) conference showcased how use of Glytec’s therapy management software in conjunction with connected device systems is breaking down barriers to effective and timely insulin management and, as a result, reducing the risks and costs of diabetes for providers, payers and patients alike.

July 24, 2017

Robby Booth of Glytec Discusses the Importance of Data-Sharing Capabilities

Data-sharing capabilities are important for faster communications and results that can greatly benefit the patient, says Robby Booth, senior vice president of research and development at Glytec.

Over the past few months, there have been some announcements that we’ve made. We have a partnership now with AgaMatrix, which is a Bluetooth glucose meter, to be able to capture their data from the cloud. We have a partnership with Livongo, which is a cellular meter, so we can capture that data from their cloud; and we have a partnership with Telcare, which is also a cellular meter.

July 20, 2017

Dr. Andrew Rhinehart: Improving Intermediate Outcomes in Diabetes Research

Andrew Rhinehart, MD, chief medical officer at Glytec, discusses the transition from intermediate outcomes in diabetes research of glycemic results to harder outcomes that will benefit the patient financially and through their care.

Over the last year or so, we’ve made a concerted effort to switch our evidence strategy from that of solely glycemia control to one of the hard outcomes. We call the glucose control more of an intermediary outcome, and we know that we can reduce hypoglycemia in hospitals, and we know that we can reduce hyperglycemia, and keep people in that glucose target range more frequently.

June 21, 2017

With Glytec, Hospital Moves to Basal-Bolus Insulin, Saves $9.7 Million

The move to quality ratings will put more pressure on hospitals to find ways to improve the standard of care while cutting costs.

A decade ago, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) called for hospitals to shift from sliding scale to subcutaneous basal-bolus insulin therapy for non-critically ill patients, but change has been slow in coming. Fear of hypoglycemia and concerns that staff would not be able to keep up with dosing demands of basal-bolus kept hospitals from upgrading to the standard of care.

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.

May 8, 2017

Computer-Guided Insulin Titration Helps Hospitals Meet Basal Bolus Standard, Study Finds

An analysis of an electronic glucose management system developed by Glytec, which helps nurses safely manage basal bolus insulin dosing in the hospital, was presented at the recent meeting of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 26th Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress, held in Austin, Texas.

The movement toward quality ratings — and an increased emphasis on preventing readmissions — demanded solutions that help hospitals achieve the standard, which ADA clarified in January 2017 to state that basal bolus insulin was the preferred treatment for noncritically ill patients, and that, “Prolonged sole use of sliding scale insulin in the inpatient hospital setting is strongly discouraged.”

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.

March 10, 2017

Taking Insulin e-Therapy to Heart

Cardiovascular (CVD) patients receiving personalized insulin therapy using a software-based hyperglycemia management program had dramatically fewer hospital readmissions than those given standard care, according to two studies from Mountain States Health Alliance health care system.

The retrospective studies focused on readmission rates for three patient populations admitted for CVD indications between January and December 2015. The results showed that compared with patients treated with standard care, coronary artery bypass graft patients were readmitted 68% less often with the software program; congestive heart failure patients were readmitted 65% less often; and acute myocardial infarction patients were readmitted 36% less often, the investigators reported at the 2016 Annual Diabetes Technology Meeting.

February 16, 2017

New Research Further Validates Benefits of Personalized Diabetes Therapy Management Across the Continuum of Care

Two studies presented at the International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes offer additional evidence of how Glytec’s disruptive technologies achieve dramatic and sustained impact on glucose control.

The 10th Annual International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD 2017) showcases additional evidence that use of Glytec’s patented eGlycemic Management System®, or eGMS®, leads to dramatic improvements in diabetes control and patient outcomes in both acute and outpatient settings. Two studies presented by diabetologist and researcher, Dr. Bruce Bode, find that personalized therapy management facilitated through Glytec’s eGMS® effectively reduces hemoglobin A1C, incidence of hypoglycemia and time to prescribed glucose target, all primary measures of diabetes control and patient outcomes.

December 20, 2016

Digital Insulin Management Cuts Hospital Readmissions for CV Patients

The findings come as CMS targets cardiac procedures in both its hospital readmission reduction program and in a bundled payment model set to take effect July 1, 2017.

Glytec, which has FDA clearance for a cloud-based system to manage insulin dosing, selected MSHA as a research site for its electronic glucose management system, or eGMS. According to the studies Parsons and Mumpower presented in November at the Diabetes Technology Meeting showcase, eGMS produced sharp drops in readmission rates in 3 areas of cardiac care.

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.

September 30, 2016

Hawaii Pacific Health Receives 2016 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Based in Part on Success With Glytec’s eGMS®

Our client, Hawaii Pacific Health, was named a HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award recipient based in part on its success implementing Glytec’s eGlycemic Management System® to support computer-based insulin dosing and a new hypoglycemia protocol.

The results were better glucose control with computer-directed insulin dosing system versus usual care. 39.8% of all glucose values in the ICU setting were above the recommended limit (glucose 180 mg/dl) with usual care. With computer-directed insulin dosing system for intravenous insulin, the hyperglycemia rate was much lower representing just 16.6% of all glucose values.

July 8, 2016

Reduced Inpatient Hypoglycemia With Electronic Glycemic Management System

An electronic glycemic management system (eGMS) may help lower rates of hypoglycemia and lower average blood glucose levels in hospitalized patients compared with usual care, according to a new study.

The aim of this study was to compare hypoglycemia rates in patients managed with an eGMS compared with patients managed by usual care. In this current study, there were 45,335 patients treated with usual care and 13,351 patients treated with eGMS. The target blood glucose was pegged at 100 mg/dL to 180 mg/dL. The researchers evaluated how many patients experiencing mild to moderate hypoglycemia (<70 mg/dL, <60 mg/dL, and <50 mg/dL) and severe hypoglycemia (<40 mg/dL) in the eGMS group compared with the usual care group.

July 2, 2016

Electronics Said to Reduce Hypoglycemic Events

New data presented at AACE shows hypoglycemic events are less likely in patients with diabetes treated with an electronic glycemic management system.

In an interview, Joseph Aloi, MD, section chief of endocrinology and metabolism at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, told Diabetes in Control that, “Patients who were treated with the [electronic glycemic management system] had a statistically lower incidence of hypoglycemic events and lower average blood glucose compared with [usual care], suggesting it may be easier to achieve glycemic targets safely for patients in the hospital setting.

June 20, 2016

Glytec Presents Evidence on How Using Data to Deliver Insulin Improves Outcomes

Using an algorithm to recommend insulin dosing, both in and out of the hospital, was shown to improve glycemic control and aid population health management.

The march toward value-based care is occurring on many fronts, with diabetes quality metrics front and center. Providers from giant hospital systems to primary care practices are looking for ways to find savings—and make patients healthier. In this mix is Glytec, a 10-year-old company founded on the idea that taking guesswork and time out of insulin dosing, first in hospital settings and then outside them, could dramatically reduce episodes of hypo- and hyperglycemia. This would provide savings and lead to better glycated hemoglobin (A1C) levels for patients with previously uncontrolled diabetes.

June 16, 2016

Electronic Glycemic Management System Reduces Hypoglycemic Event Rate

Hypoglycemic events are less likely in inpatients with diabetes treated with an electronic glycemic management system compared with usual care, according to data presented here.

“Patients who were treated with the [electronic glycemic management system] had a statistically lower incidence of hypoglycemic events and lower average blood glucose compared with [usual care], suggesting it may be easier to achieve glycemic targets safely for patient in the hospital setting,” Joseph Aloi, MD, section chief of endocrinology and metabolism at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, told Endocrine Today.

Glytec’s Glucommander and eGlycemic Management System Featured in Five Studies Presented at The American Diabetes Association’s 76th Scientific Sessions

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, today announced that the company has presented five abstracts addressing a range of issues related to diabetes care at the American Diabetes Association’s 76th Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, Louisiana, June 10-14, 2016. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) brings together global leaders to discuss advancements in diabetes research and care.

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).