Raising doubts about the use of sliding scale insulin regimens in hospitalized diabetics

    Experts are raising doubts about the use of sliding scale insulin regimens in hospitalized diabetics.

    It's often customary to stop the patient's usual insulin or oral hypoglycemic while they're in the hospital...and use a sliding scale insulin regimen instead.

    These patients are tested at least every 6 hours...and then given an appropriate dose of regular insulin.

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