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Insulin Regimen for Hospitalized Type 2 Diabetes Patient: Calculation of Basal-Bolus Regimen

Purpose:

To plan the initial insulin regimen for a Type 2 diabetic in the hospital using the basal-bolus protocol of Umpierrez et al.

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

dosage adjustments, administration

ICD-10:

E11.8, E11.9

Description:

A patient with Type 2 diabetes who is admitted to the hospital may be managed with a basal-bolus insulin regimen. Umpierrez described one such regimen consisting of an initial regimen with subsequent dosage adjustments. The authors are from Emory University and the University of Miami and participated in the RABBIT-2 Trial.

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