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Basal Bolus Insulin Therapy (BBIT)

Grey Nuns Hospital will be implementing Basal Bolus Insulin Therapy in place of the current Sliding Scale Therapy on June 19, 2017.  The Clinical Educators, Physicians and front line staff have been preparing for this rollout across the site.  Sliding scale orders written after June 19, 2017 will not be processed by pharmacy.

Basal Bolus Insulin Therapy has been shown in prospective, multi-site randomized control trials to improve glycemic control and patient outcomes in individuals who require insulin in hospital. The goal is to assist our patients in meeting their in-hospital glycemic targets of 5 to 10 mmol/L, as recommended by the Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines for In-Hospital Management of Diabetes.

Information regarding Basal Bolus Insulin Therapy and FAQ’s are attached. More information can also be found on the Basal Bolus website:  click here