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Managing Diabetes and Hyperglycemia in the Hospital Setting : A Clinician's Guide (Paperback) (Boris
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Approximately 11% of adults in the United States have diabetes and globally the number of people with diabetes exceeds 345 million. As the number of patients with diabetes, both diagnosed and undiagnosed, increases annually, it is not surprising that the number of patients with diabetes who are admitted to the hospital also increases.Patients with diabetes may be admitted to the hospital due to acute or chronic complications of diabetes, but they are more often hospitalized for other medical or surgical problems. The fact that they have diabetes becomes a significant co-morbidity that may affect the outcome of their hospitalization.Once in the hospital, patients with diabetes or hyperglycemia may be admitted to the Intensive Care Unit, require urgent or elective surgery, enteral or parenteral nutrition, intravenous insulin infusion, or therapies that impact significantly on glycemic control (e.g., steroids). Because many clinical outcomes are influenced by the degree of glycemic control, knowledge of the best practice in inpatient diabetes management is extremely important.The field of inpatient management of diabetes and hyperglycemia has grown substantially in the last several years. This body of knowledge is summarized in this book, so it can reach the audience of hospitalists, endocrinologists, nurses and other team members who take care of hospitalized patients with diabetes and hyperglycemia.
Number of Pages: 406
Author: Boris Draznin
Street Date: August 9, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-37-2889