Implementation of a Multidisciplinary Educational Strategy Promoting Basal-Bolus Insulin Therapy Improves Glycemic Control and Reduces Length of Stay for Inpatients With Diabetes

Clin Diabetes. 2019 Jan;37(1):82-85. doi: 10.2337/cd17-0078.


IN BRIEF "Quality Improvement Success Stories" are published by the American Diabetes Association in collaboration with the American College of Physicians, Inc. (ACP), and the National Diabetes Education Program. This series is intended to highlight best practices and strategies from programs and clinics that have successfully improved the quality of care for people with diabetes or related conditions. Each article in the series is reviewed and follows a standard format developed by the editors of Clinical Diabetes. The following article describes an initiative to increase the use of basal-bolus insulin therapy for hyperglycemia in an inpatient setting and to evaluate its effects on patient outcomes compared to sliding-scale insulin therapy.