Study explores outpatient protocol for treating hyperglycemia

08/21/2011 | InternalMedicineNews.com (free registration)

Using a primary care outpatient protocol to regulate hyperglycemia helped patients with diabetes to lower glucose levels from 400 mg/dL or higher to 274 mg/dL within 2.35 hours on average, according to Becky Armor of the University of Oklahoma. The findings suggest that using outpatient treatment for acute hyperglycemia may help reduce the frequency of hospital admissions for hyperglycemia and ketoacidosis, Armor said. The outpatient protocol did not do well for patients older than 65 or with high levels of stress.

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