Glucometrics and Insulinometrics

Bithika M. Thompson, Curtiss B. Cook

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Abstract

Purpose of Review: Glucometrics is the systematic analysis of inpatient glucose data and is of key interest as hospitals strive to improve inpatient glycemic control. Insulinometrics is the systematic analysis and reporting of inpatient insulin therapy. This paper reviews some of the questions to be resolved before a national benchmarking process can be developed that will allow institutions to track and compare inpatient glucose control performance against established guidelines. Recent Findings: There remains a lack of standardization on how glucometircs should be measured and reported. Before hospitals can commit resources to compiling and extracting data, consensus must be reached on such questions as which measures to report, definitions of glycemic targets, and how data should be obtained. Examples are provided on how insulin administration can be measured and reported. Summary: Hospitals should begin assessment of glucometrics and insulinometrics. However, consensus and standardization must first occur to allow for a national benchmarking process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number121
JournalCurrent Diabetes Reports
Volume17
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017

Keywords

  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Glucometrics
  • Hospitalizations
  • Inpatient glucose control
  • Insulin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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