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Sliding Scale Insulin (SSI) & Scheduled Insulin Regimens for Hospitalized Patients

Purpose:

To identify reasons why a scheduled insulin regimen may be superior to sliding scale insulin for a hospitalized diabetic.

Specialty:

Endocrinology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

administration

ICD-10:

T38.3

Description:

In the past many diabetics in the hospital were managed with sliding scale insulin (SSI). Today this practice is discouraged in favor of scheduled insulin based on carbohydrate loads.

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