You might be underwhelmed when I tell you that the Endocrine Society has issued new clinical practice guidelines.
Important? More than you might think.
This one sentence from the ES announcement carries a critical warning…
“Hyperglycemia is associated with prolonged hospital stay, increased incidence of infections and death in non-critically ill hospitalized patients.”
Hyperglycemia is elevated blood sugar. But hyperglycemia is not just another term for diabetes. This condition often occurs in non-diabetics, especially as we grow older.
Bottom line: even if your doctor hasn’t diagnosed you with diabetes, controlling your blood sugar is critical for optimal health.
It might even save your life during a hospital stay.
“The Endocrine Society Releases New Clinical Practice Guideline on the Management of Hyperglycemia in Hospitalized Patients in a Non-Critical Care Setting” Newswise, 1/5/12, newswise.com