Diabetes is a complex chronic health condition that requires continuous medical care to achieve blood glucose control and to decrease the risk of developing associated medical complications from this disease. Research shows that stable blood glucose control contributes to improved hospital outcomes for patients. Inpatient diabetes care provided by the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at HSHS Medical Group team assists other medical care providers to deliver optimal diabetes management. The inpatient nurse practitioner formulates blood glucose management protocols, monitors glucose management, educates patients newly diagnosed with diabetes and rounds on patients whose condition warrants extra attention. The nurse practitioner also serves as a staff resource for diabetes education. The goal of the inpatient diabetes team is to optimize blood glucose control, decrease inpatient complications from diabetes and to serve as an educational resource for patients and staff.
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