How is blood glucose testing performed according to the Georgia Hospital Association protocol for IV insulin therapy?

Updated: Nov 06, 2018
  • Author: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Blood glucose testing is as follows:

  • Check blood glucose levels initially and then every hour using a finger stick (hospital-certified meter).

  • Do not alternate sites without physician approval.

  • After hourly readings remain in the desired range for 4 consecutive readings, testing can be reduced to every 2 hours.

  • The laboratory must verify as soon as possible all blood glucose readings less than 40 or more than 500.


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