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Table 2 Diabetes management of 2,399 hospitalized patients in Brazil, 2010-2012

From: Glycemic control and diabetes management in hospitalized patients in Brazil

  General ward Intensive care unit
  (n=1,934) (n=465)
Physician documentation of diabetes history in medical record 95.4a 97.0
HbA 1C assessment documented for diabetes patients b 16.0 11.0
Blood glucose measured within 8 hours of admission or diabetes diagnosis 31.2 47.1
Blood glucose monitored at least four times daily (by patient-days) 55.2 61.2
Diabetes treatment   
 Sliding-scale insulin only 52.0 69.2
 Short-acting and long-acting subcutaneous insulinc 35.7 21.1
 NPH+Bolus 29.8 14.0
 Basal+Bolus 5.9 7.1
 Continuous IV insulin 0 3.9
 Other insulin regimen 3.6 3.5
 Oral agents only 4.8 1.3
 Diet only 3.9 1.0
  1. aPercent.
  2. bMeasured during first week of hospitalization or within 30 days prior to admission.
  3. cScheduled subcutaneous insulin (basal, nutritional, and correction components).