Hyperglycemia is associated with poor outcomes in a broad range of hospitalized patients, and several studies demonstrate improved outcomes with improved glycemic control. Hospitalization presents a frequently missed opportunity to diagnose diabetes, identify those at risk for diabetes, and optimize the care of patients with diabetes via education and medical therapy.
Despite authoritative guidelines and effective methods to achieve good glycemic control safely, poor glycemic control, suboptimal medication regimens, incomplete patient education, and uneven communication with outpatient care providers are prevalent problems in medical centers.
SHM is accepting applications to the Fall 2014 Glycemic Control Mentored Implementation (GCMI) Program (www.hospitalmedicine.org/gcmi). Participants will work directly with SHM mentors, benchmark against other participants, and join the Glycemic Control Community to network with peers.