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

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

    It's often standard procedure 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...then given a dose of REGULAR insulin depending on their blood sugar.

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