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J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2015 Jun 19;9(5):1152-4. doi: 10.1177/1932296815590827.

Patient Self-Management of Diabetes Care in the Inpatient Setting: Pro.

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1
Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC, USA Inpatient Endocrinology Services, Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC, USA Endocrinology Services, Duke Regional Hospital, Durham, NC, USA melanie.mabrey@dm.duke.edu.
2
Inpatient Endocrinology Services, Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC, USA Endocrinology Services, Duke Regional Hospital, Durham, NC, USA Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition, Duke School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA.

Abstract

Patients should be allowed to manage their diabetes in the hospital. Diabetes mellitus is a common and sometimes difficult to control medical issue in hospitalized patients. Oftentimes patients who have been controlling their diabetes well as an outpatient are not allowed to continue this management on the inpatient setting, which can lead to hypo- and hyperglycemia. Involving the patient in his or her diabetes care, including self-management in select patients, may provide a safe and effective way of improving glycemic control and patient satisfaction. This may particularly benefit the dosing and coordination of meal-time.

KEYWORDS:

diabetes; inpatient; self-management

PMID:
26092686
PMCID:
PMC4667327
DOI:
10.1177/1932296815590827
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