Hyperglycaemia within diabetic inpatients can be a common occurence. Unfortunately, the answer often used is one of just giving a bolus of insulin. However, there are better ways to correct this and one such solution might include the use of a Variable Rate Insulin Infusion (VRIII) as a temporary measure whilst you work to correct the underlying issue.
Scott speaks once more to Dr David Ewins, Consultant Physician in Endocrinology and Diabetes, about how to manage hyperglycaemia within the inpatient setting and how to correctly start and discontinue a VRIII.
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