Table 5—

Components for safe diabetes self-management in the hospital

• Perform simultaneous laboratory-measured capillary or venous blood test and patient-performed capillary blood glucose test. The capillary blood glucose test should be ±15% of the laboratory test.
• Demonstration that the patient can self-administer insulin accurately.
• Patient is alert and is able to make appropriate decisions on insulin dose.
• All insulin administered by the patient and nurse is recorded in the medication record.
• Physician writes order that the patient may perform insulin self-management.