Most eGMS and paper protocols require users to set an upper goal and lower goal, referred to as the goal range. Target blood glucose values for the glucose range vary, and limited research exists to study the effect of goal range on hypoglycemia. The purpose of this retrospective study is to examine the effect of goal range on the incidence of hypoglycemia in patients receiving intravenous insulin therapy.
The analysis concluded that as the upper goal is lowered, reducing the spread of the goal range has the potential to reduce hypoglycemia.
Presented at the AACE Annual Meeting 2019
Authors: W. Patrick Burgess, Laurel Fuqua, Anderson Schrader