In the April ACP Hospitalist article, “Taking glucose management online,” author Janet Colwell discusses how new algorithms and virtual systems are being used to help hospitals optimize their inpatient glycemic control.

The author notes that while recommended glucose targets remain elusive for many hospitals, some institutions have made inroads by leveraging the power of computerized systems to optimize insulin dosing, including Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, N.C., which uses EndoTool. Robert Tanenberg, MD, MACP, professor of medicine at East Carolina University and medical director of the inpatient diabetes program at Vidant, discussed how by using EndoTool, they have “achieved better overall control and almost zero hypoglycemia—in less time.”

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