Pharmacist Role in Providing Inpatient Diabetes Management

J. T. Knezevich, A. C. Donihi, A. T. Drincic

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Purpose of Review: Glycemicmanagement of hospitalized patients remains a growing burden in organizations across the country. Attainment of well-established glycemic targets has shown improved clinical outcomes. Empowered glucose management interdisciplinary teams are critical in organizations attaining improved outcomes. Pharmacists possess diverse knowledge and skills that uniquely position them to take a leadership role in healthcare organizations’ efforts to achieve safe and effective glycemic outcomes in hospitalized patients. Recent Findings: Various models of pharmacy care have demonstrated success in improving patient outcomes related to acute care glycemic management. The authors of this manuscript will summarize published data related to improved outcomes when pharmacists are utilized in a patient-directed intervention model. In addition, we will describe the implementation of pharmacy stewardship, delineating the role of the pharmacist in providing oversight and shaping institutions to promote optimal glycemic management on a macrolevel. Summary: Pharmacists have demonstrated the ability to aid institutions looking to improve acute glycemic management while serving effectively in various models of care across their respective organization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)441-449
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent diabetes reports
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2022


  • Acute glycemic management
  • Collaborative practice agreement
  • Diabetes education
  • Diabetes stewardship
  • Inpatient diabetes management
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacist consultant
  • Pharmacy models of care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism


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