Optimal Glycemic Control in Hospitalized Patients Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1016/j.ehmc.2015.06.007 Web of Science: 000219523800004

Cited authors

  • Meadows, Renee Y.


  • Hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia are associated with poor clinical outcomes in hospitalized patients. Successful inpatient glycemic management should be provided early and continuously throughout hospitalization. Insulin is consistently implicated in causing preventable harm to inpatients, with heterogeneity of prescribing patterns and blood glucose targets adding to this risk. Guidelines and published methods for safe and effective glycemic control in the hospital are extensive; however, suboptimal glycemic control, unsafe medication regimens, and inadequate patient and provider education remain prevalent in several inpatient settings. This article aims to identify the common barriers to optimal glycemic control in hospitalized patients and offers applicable solutions.

Publication date

  • 2015

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2211-5943

Start page

  • 471

End page

  • 488


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