Inpatient Hyperglycemia and Diabetes Mellitus: Management from Admission to Discharge - Online
Managing diabetes or hyperglycemia in the hospital setting can be challenging. Inpatients with hyperglycemia generally fall into three categories: individuals with known diabetes, individuals with newly diagnosed diabetes, and individuals with hyperglycemia due to other causes such as stress from acute illness or certain medications like steroids. Regardless of the etiology of hyperglycemia, there is little doubt that uncontrolled hyperglycemia is associated with higher morbidity and mortality.
Previous excitement over the benefits of tight glucose control in the critically ill patient has since been tempered by concerns about the dangers of hypoglycemia that occur with any attempt to tightly control glucose levels. Despite the controversies that exist regarding inpatient glucose targets, there is agreement among specialty societies that hyperglycemia in the inpatient setting cannot be ignored.
This activity is designed to provide basic guidance on how to approach management of the patient with hyperglycemia or diabetes in the hospital setting. Our focus is the non-critically ill adult, non-obstetrical inpatient.
Duration/Completion Time: 3 hours (0.5 hour/module)
This activity is designed for physicians practicing in internal medicine, hospital internal medicine, family practice and general surgery. Any specialists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, or residents who care for inpatients with hyperglycemia or diabetes may benefit from this activity.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Discuss current standards of inpatient care for the patient with hyperglycemia or diabetes.
- Review current knowledge of the quality of inpatient diabetes care.
- Describe general principles of inpatient management of hyperglycemia and diabetes.
- Demonstrate how to employ insulin therapy in the hospital.
Participation in this Mayo Clinic activity does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught.
- 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™