Summary for Glucose Testing Section
Key issues for Inpatient glucose monitoring:
|false low finger tip glucose levels have been reported in vasoconstricted patients|
|false low finger tip glucose levels have been reported in hypotensive volume depleted patients|
Timing of glucose monitoring:
|Covered in management section, but bottom line is that it should be timed to match eating or insulin pharmacodynamics.|
The chart below is the most
current for correlation of glucose to this value.
Thus a HgA1c of 7 correlates to average glucoses from before and after eating for the past 3 months of 170 mg/dl.