Changes in the treatment of inpatient hyperglycemia: What every nurse practitioner should know about the 2012 Standards of Care
Article first published online: 14 AUG 2012
©2012 The Author(s) Journal compilation ©2012 American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Volume 24, Issue 12, pages 683–689, December 2012
How to Cite
Talley, M. H., Hill, A., Steadman, L. and Hess, M. A. (2012), Changes in the treatment of inpatient hyperglycemia: What every nurse practitioner should know about the 2012 Standards of Care. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 24: 683–689. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-7599.2012.00770.x
- Issue published online: 29 NOV 2012
- Article first published online: 14 AUG 2012
- Received: February 2012; , accepted: June 2012
- Nurse practitioners;
- treatment guidelines;
- diabetes type 1;
- diabetes type 2;
Purpose: To provide nurse practitioners (NPs) with a review of the 2012 Standards of Care for the management of hospitalized patients who are hyperglycemic.
Data sources: The 2012 American Diabetes Association's (ADA) Standards of Care for the treatment of inpatient hyperglycemia and selected evidence-based articles.
Conclusions: Because hyperglycemia occurs at alarming rates in the inpatient setting when hyperglycemia is not controlled, there is a great impact on acute and even chronic conditions. These complications will lead to increased healthcare costs.
Implications for practice: It is essential that NPs who care for hospitalized, hyperglycemic patients are aware of the 2012 ADA Standards of Care.
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Disclosure The authors report no competing interests.