Inpatient Glycemic Protocol for Patients with Diabetes Undergoing Bariatric Surgery Journal Article


Authors: Machnica, K.; Pannain, S.; Schulwolf, E.; Bartfield, J.; Emanuele, M. A.
Article Title: Inpatient Glycemic Protocol for Patients with Diabetes Undergoing Bariatric Surgery
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery is a recommended treatment for diabetes in severely obese patients. Their immediate post-operative anti-hyperglycemic requirements differ from other hospitalized diabetics, yet no standardized protocols addressing glycemic control for this group exist. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to create a safe, easily implemented protocol for immediate post-operative glycemic control, which we defined as the first 30 days. METHODS: The protocol was designed by an interdisciplinary workgroup using review of available literature, approved institutional glycemic guidelines, and team members' experience with caring for bariatric surgery patients. RESULTS: Patients are offered post-discharge recommendations using the inpatient glycemic protocol. CONCLUSION: We designed a protocol with low risk of hypoglycemia that addresses the unique glycemic needs of diabetic bariatric population in the immediate post-operative period.
Keywords: Diabetes Mellitus; Bariatric Surgery; Glycemic control; Inpatient protocols
Journal Title: Obesity Surgery
Volume: 25
Issue: 11
ISSN: 1708-0428; 0960-8923
Publisher: Unknown  
Journal Place: United States
Date Published: 2015
Start Page: 2200
End Page: 2204
Language: eng
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Notes: JID: 9106714; OTO: NOTNLM; ppublish
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