Hyperglycaemia in hospital inpatients: still a sticky situation.
Intern Med J. 2010 Jul;40(7):521-6
Authors: Tonks KT, Jones GR, McGeechan K, Campbell LV
Diabetes diagnosis is delayed 4-7 years and 50% are undiagnosed. Forty percent of hospitalized patients with any blood glucose level (BGL) > or = 10 mmol/L have diabetes 3 months post-discharge, yet less than 5% are detected in hospital. We review identification of, and responses to, hyperglycaemia in inpatients at a teaching hospital.
PMID: 20633061 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]