Accession Number:

AD1030616

Title:

Evaluation of Total Daily Dose and Glycemic Control for Patients on U-500 Insulin Admitted to the Hospital

Descriptive Note:

Conference Paper

Corporate Author:

959 CSPS San Antonio

Report Date:

2016-05-20

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The number of patients using U-500 regular insulin has significantly increased in recent years. These patients are severely insulin resistant requiring high doses of insulin to achieve glycemic control. However, it has been observed that a patients insulin requirements may dramatically decrease upon admission to the hospital. The medical literature is sparse on this issue, with no formal published guidelines. Therefore, we sought to systematically investigate this phenomenon in our institution.

Descriptors:

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE