Sliding-Scale Insulin

Kitabchi, Abbas E.; Nyenwe, Ebenezer
September 2007
Diabetes Care;Sep2007, Vol. 30 Issue 9, p2409
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the use of sliding-scale regular insulin (SSI) in the management of patients with diabetes. It mentions a study in which two groups of similar insulin-naive patients admitted to general medical wards were compared regarding efficacy of basal-bolus insulin versus SSI. It notes that SSI without basal insulin should be distinguished from SSI with basal and premeal bolus in cases where SSI is used to prevent hyperglycemia. It cites the impact of hyperglycemia on diabetics.


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