The Diabetes Inpatient Services enables Deaconess Hospital and physicians to address the special needs of patients with diabetes, regardless of the reason for admission.
Inpatient services include:
- A dedicated staff with expertise in diabetes that supports the physician in meeting glycemic goals and educational needs of patients.
- Education of professional staff on evidence-based standards of care and current best practices.
- Glucommander hospital program for a controlled "no guessing" approach to lowering elevated blood sugars and keeping them within a target range. This is especially valuable with surgery or cardiovascular complications.
- Systemic strategies that address the specific needs of hospitalized patients with diabetes.
Recent studies identify the following statistics related to inpatient diabetes management: