Hyperglycemia in Hospitalized Patients

The inpatient setting provides an opportunity to identify individuals with previously undiagnosed diabetes, optimize therapy in those whose condition was previously poorly controlled, provide patient education, and implement a plan for postdischarge diabetes care in conjunction with the primary physician and other health care providers. The objective of this supplement is to address the opportunities and challenges of hyperglycemia in the hospital setting. This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk Inc., Princeton, New Jersey.


There is a strong rationale for implementing programs to improve glycemic control in hospitalized patients. However, despite several recent publications focusing on this topic,1–6 widespread implementation of such programs remains an elusive goal, and institutional changes are needed to increase compliance with guidelines.

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The inpatient setting provides an opportunity to identify individuals with previously undiagnosed diabetes, optimize therapy in those whose condition was previously poorly controlled, provide patient education, and implement a plan for postdischarge diabetes care in conjunction with the primary physician and other health care providers. The objective of this supplement is to address the opportunities and challenges of hyperglycemia management in the hospital setting.

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