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Signs of uncontrolled blood sugar

This measure tracks signs that diabetic patients' blood sugar isn't being well controlled. Although high blood sugar, called hyperglycemia, and low blood sugar, called hypoglycemia, are common in hospital patients with diabetes, the signs of uncontrolled blood sugar are rare. Average or lower rates of uncontrolled blood sugar may be a sign of that the hospital's health care professionals are carefully following practices to control blood sugar in diabetic patients.

Signs of Uncontrolled Blood Sugar


July 2009- 
June 2011

MU Health Care 0.164 per 1,000 patient discharges
U.S. average 0.058 per 1,000 patient discharges

For the above table: Smaller numbers closer to zero are better.

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