New guide shows how to manage inpatient diabetes

January 26, 2004

Diabetes is the fourth most common comorbidity that complicates every U.S. hospital discharge. In addition, it causes a two- to fourfold increase in hospitalization rates, and depending on the admitting diagnosis, increases length of hospital stay by 1 to 3 days. Furthermore, recent data show hyperglycemia in hospitalized patients complicates many conditions, and is an independent risk factor for adverse clinical outcomes.