The aim was to formulate practice guidelines on the management of hyperglycemia in hospitalized patients in the non-critical care setting.
Hyperglycemia is a common, serious, and costly health care problem in hospitalized patients.
Observational and randomized controlled studies indicate that improvement in glycemic control results in lower rates of hospital complications in general medicine and surgery patients.
Implementing a standardized sc insulin order set promoting the use of scheduled basal and nutritional insulin therapy is a key intervention in the inpatient management of diabetes.
We provide recommendations for practical, achievable, and safe glycemic targets and describe protocols, procedures, and system improvements required to facilitate the achievement of glycemic goals in patients with hyperglycemia and diabetes admitted in non-critical care settings.