Hyperglycaemia occurs when people with diabetes have too much sugar in their bloodstream. If blood sugar levels remain high for a length of time, further health complications may occur (Diabetes.co.uk).
This book is a concise guide to hyperglycaemia in acutely ill, hospitalised patients. Beginning with an introduction to the epidemiology and pathophysiology of the condition, the following chapters discuss the monitoring of glucose levels and their management. The final sections examine the transition from inpatient to outpatient setting.
Written by recognised endocrinologists from Harvard Medical School, Boston, this book includes illustrations and tables and is a highly useful reference for practising diabetologists and trainees.
Concise guide to the management of hyperglycaemia in acutely ill, hospitalised patients
In depth coverage of measurement of glucose levels and controversy about glucose targets in hospitals
Includes discussion on transition from inpatient to outpatient setting
Written by recognised endocrinologists from Harvard Medical School, Boston
Rajesh K Garg MD Assistant Professor Margo Hudson MD Instructor Both at Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Introduction Epidemiology of Hyperglycemia in the Hospital Setting Pathophysiological mechanisms of hyperglycemia mediated damage in acute illness Glucose Monitoring in Hospitalized Patients Choosing the Glycemic Target for Management of Inpatient Hyperglycemia Achieving Glucose Goals in the Inpatient Setting Glycemic Management of Hospitalized Patients Receiving Nutrition Support Management of Hyperglycemic Emergencies Hypoglycemia in Hospitalized Patients Team Approach for Inpatient Glucose Management Diabetes Education in the Hospital Setting and During Transition from Inpatient to Outpatient Management Maintaining Glucose control post discharge An Effective Transition to Outpatient Diabetes Management