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Inpatient Diabetes Management

One third of hospital patients have diabetes. The UMass Memorial Diabetes Center of Excellence has revolutionized Inpatient Diabetes Management and has decreased length of hospital stays by 25%.  

This was accomplished by expanding care for all hospitalized individuals admitted with diabetes, as well as those getting diagnosed while in our care. Proper training has increased the UMass Memorial inpatient staff's awareness of diabetes related issues. 

Our Goal = Improved Blood Glucose Control

No matter why you were admitted to the hospital or emergency room, the UMass Memorial Diabetes Center of Excellence inpatient team works with your hospital care team and primary physician making recommendations for your diabetes care during your stay. 

Our focus is to improve glucose control for anyone living with diabetes who receives medical care at UMass Memorial. Those getting diagnosed with diabetes for the first time will learn diabetes survival skills. Prior to sending people home we coordinate medication prescriptions and follow-up appointments, including with a diabetes educator.

Adult Inpatient Diabetes Care at UMass Memorial Hospitals

   Asem Ali, MD                                         Leslie J. Domalik, MD        

  Elizabeth Dickinson, MS, FNP-C       Jessin Varghese, MS, FNP-BC

Inpatient Diabetes Education for UMass Memorial Patients

The UMass Memorial Department of Pharmacy Services works with hospitalized individuals living with diabetes to educate them about medication. This includes insurance coverage and prior authorization. Medication education is customized to each individual.

Blood Glucose Management Program at UMass Memorial Hospitals

Whether newly diagnosed or currently living with diabetes, it's essential to establish a clear understanding of the disease and how to best manage it with insulin and/or oral medication. Regardless of the reason for hospitalization, anyone living with diabetes receives the most up to date treatment options, diabetes education, and/or insulin training. We teach them with their own blood glucose meters, pumps and insulin delivery methods.

Clinical Trials Available at the UMass Diabetes Center of Excellence

The UMass Memorial Diabetes Center of Excellence offers all diabetes patients the opportunity to partake in our clinical trials to help reach desired goals and outcomes.

Follow-up Care

Our inpatient diabetes care team works with your primary care physician, or if necessary, helps to identify a health care provider if you don't already have one. Prior to transitioning home, we schedule all follow-up outpatient appointments to ensure the necessary care after your hospital stay.