Better glycemic control in the hospital: Beneficial and feasible
Stephen Clement, MD
Associate Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC
Address: Stephen Clement, MD, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, 232 Building D, Georgetown University Medical Center, 4000 Reservoir Road NW, Washington, DC 20007
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Dr. Clement has indicated that he has received an honorarium from Sanofi-Aventis US.
ABSTRACTHospitalized patients fare better if their blood glucose levels are strictly controlled. To manage blood glucose effectively, hospitals need to set up formal programs. Attending physicians, endocrinologists, and nurses need to work as a team. Standardized forms with management guidelines are valuable.