Grand Rounds - April 12, 2024  
"Hyper/Hypoglycemia in the Hospital Setting and Post Discharge Management"

Speaker: John A. Tayek, MD. Professor of Medicine‐In Residence, Metabolism, Clinical Nutrition, Lipidology and Diabetes Mellitus, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Harbor‐UCLA Medical Center.




  1. Recognize when insulin therapy should be initiated for treatment of persistent hyperglycemia.
  2. Describe a target glucose range recommended for the majority of critically ill and non-critically ill patients.
  3. Apply to practice the use of basal insulin or a basal plus bolus correction insulin regimen as the preferred treatment for non-critically ill hospitalized patients with poor oral intake or those who are taking nothing by mouth.
  4. Review the treatment regimen and make changes as necessary to prevent hypoglycemia when blood glucose values are less than 70.
  5. Employ a structured discharge plan tailored to the individual patient with diabetes.
  6. Identify health disparities among outpatient population and how to identify and mitigate biases that contribute to the disparities.

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