Insulin therapy and glucose management in hospitalized patients

  • Skill Level
    intermediate
  • Lectures
    2 Videos
  • Enrolled
    59 students
  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

Diabetes is a prevalent metabolic disease and is presently affecting about 400 million people in the world. The main goal of hospitalised diabetic patients is to balance the metabolic state, prevent adverse glycemic events, and revert the patient into a normal glycemic state without any complications. This can ensure a smooth transition of patients from critical care i.e., inpatient healthcare setups to outpatient setups.
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Patients with diabetes are more prone to hospitalization than patients without diabetes and account for 30% of diabetic patients. The risk of infections is more with diabetic patients due to a decrease in their immune levels and collagen metabolism. There is no such ideal protocol for the management of hyperglycemia in critically ill patients. But insulin is the best way to control hyperglycemia in patients who are critically ill and are inpatient.This therapy involves intravenous insulin administration to achieve the recommended glycemic target due to its short half-life. This can in turn help in decreasing the rate of infection and aid in wound healing further helping in early discharge. Diet management is also an integral part of the management of inpatient as well as outpatient diabetic patients. All factors together help in controlling the hyperglycemic state of a diabetic patient.

As the epidemic of diabetes continues to be and will increase the rate of inpatients globally, it is essential for health care professionals to have a thorough knowledge and strategy to effectively manage diabetic patients. This course about Insulin therapy and glucose management gives an insight into how to manage a hospitalized diabetic patient, the role of insulin in managing diabetes in patients, recommended guidelines for insulin therapy, basic glucose metabolism, risks of hyperglycemia and its management, etc.

Who should attend?
All Healthcare personnel, such as

  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Nurses
  • Paramedical Staff
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians practicing Alternative Medicine (AYUSH)

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • How to manage hospitalized diabetic patients
  • Role of insulin in managing diabetic inpatients
  • Recommended guidelines for insulin therapy
  • Basic glucose metabolism, risks of hyperglycemia and its management

Instructor

Dr. Marco Infante

Adjunct Professor of Endocrinology, UniCamillus – Saint Camillus International University of Health Sciences (Rome, Italy)


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Dr.Marco is an Adjunct Professor of Endocrinology, UniCamillus – Saint Camillus International University of Health Sciences (Rome, Italy), He had also worked in Division of Endocrinology, CTO Hospital, Department of Systems Medicine, University of Rome Tor Vergata (Rome, Italy) and Diabetes Research Institute Federation (DRIF), Italy & USA (Rome, Miami)

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