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Event Profile

Inpatient Glycemic Management During COVID-19: Case Studies & Discussion

December 10, 2020

Location: Online


Event Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020
Event Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST

Please Note: All times are Eastern. Our webinars begin at 1:00 pm Eastern / 12:00 pm Central / 11:00 am Mountain / 10:00 am Pacific.


Join Glytec for this virtual event featuring 3 diabetes care and education specialists who will share how their teams have adapted inpatient glycemic management processes during COVID-19. They will share their experiences, challenges and the tools used to attain optimal glycemic management for people with diabetes or stress hyperglycemia in the inpatient setting. Topics will include best practices, patient outcomes, nursing workflows and technology integrations.

This webinar is sponsored by Glytec.


After completing this activity, participants will be able to:
-- Provide strategies for safe and effective inpatient insulin management during COVID-19
-- Review the role and benefit of diabetes technology in the hospital in preserving PPE and limiting staff exposure
-- Describe how a hospital system addressed inpatient diabetes education needs during COVID-19


1. Inpatient glycemic management best practices during COVID-19

2. How do you leverage technology to reach standards of care and manage people with diabetes?

3. Patient outcomes and nursing workflows

4. Q&A

Intended Audience

This activity is designed for diabetes care and education specialists, including RNs, RDs, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physician Assistants, MDs, and other health care providers interested in staying up to date on current practices of care for people with diabetes and other related conditions.


This webinar is FREE for ADCES members and non-members.

Director of Clinical Practice

Betsy Kubacka, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, RDN, CDCES, is Director of Clinical Practice at Glytec and an Endocrinology Nurse Practitioner for Hartford Healthcare. Betsy's experience includes working with patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings as a registered dietitian and nurse practitioner.

Barbara A. McLean, MN, RN, CCRN, CCNS-BC, NP-BC, FCCM
Grady Hospital
Atlanta, GA

Barbara McLean has been in critical care practice for 40 years. Currently, Barbara is the advancing evidence based practice clinical specialist for the division of critical care at the Grady Health System; Atlanta GA. Currently, Barbara has been intimately involved in the care of the critical COVID-19 patients during the ongoing epidemic. She has guided teams in clinical practice, assisted with development of strategies to limit exposure to staff, and has facilitated family visitation at end of life in the COVID-19 patient population. She developed a 24-hour didactic critical care course, followed by a comprehensive clinical program designed to provide support during the COVID-19 crisis. As an educator, provider and practitioner, Barbara is committed to patient care and safety; critical care practice, collegial communication and evidence-based practice implementation at the bedside. Most importantly, every day of her personal and practice life are spent working towards improving care for patients and families.

Melanie Duran, BSN, RN, CDCES, DNP-FNP Candidate
Inpatient Diabetes Care and Education Specialist
UNM Hospitals
Albuquerque, NM

Melanie Duran, BSN, RN, CDCES, DNP-FNP Candidate is an inpatient diabetes care and education specialist at UNM Hospitals. Melanie has worked all adult populations including ICU and progressive care, and also serves as the clinical nursing lead for Glucommander. Melanie is currently pursuing a doctorate FNP degree, with a project focusing on transitions in care, and ensuring patients have a successful recovery period post-discharge. Melanie was also awarded the 2018 Rising Star award from the American Association of Diabetes Educators (now ADCES).

Christina Gallimore, RN, BSN
Diabetes Education Specialist
Novant Health

Christina Gallimore, RN, BSN is a Diabetes Education Specialist with the Diabetes Resource Team at Novant Health. Christina’s experience includes working with pediatric and adult patients with type one and type two diabetes in the acute care setting.

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