Changes in the treatment of inpatient hyperglycemia: What every nurse practitioner should know about the 2012 Standards of Care

Academic Article


  • Purpose: To provide nurse practitioners (NPs) with a review of the 2012 Standards of Care for the management of hospitalized patients who are hyperglycemic. Data sources: The 2012 American Diabetes Association's (ADA) Standards of Care for the treatment of inpatient hyperglycemia and selected evidence-based articles. Conclusions: Because hyperglycemia occurs at alarming rates in the inpatient setting when hyperglycemia is not controlled, there is a great impact on acute and even chronic conditions. These complications will lead to increased healthcare costs. Implications for practice: It is essential that NPs who care for hospitalized, hyperglycemic patients are aware of the 2012 ADA Standards of Care. To obtain CE credit for this activity, go to and click on the CE Center. Locate the listing for this article and complete the post-test. Follow the instructions to print your CE certificate. Disclosure The authors report no competing interests. © 2012 The Author(s) Journal compilation © 2012 American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
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    Author List

  • Talley MH; Hill A; Steadman L; Hess MA
  • Start Page

  • 683
  • End Page

  • 689
  • Volume

  • 24
  • Issue

  • 12