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TABLE 2.

Precipitating Factors for Hypoglycemia <50 mg/dL (2.8 mmol/L) in 2009 and 2014

Precipitating FactorBlood Glucose Values <50 mg/dL (<2.8 mmol/L) in 2009 (%)Blood Glucose Values <50 mg/dL (<2.8 mmol/L) in 2014 (%)Blood Glucose Values <50 mg/dL (<2.8 mmol/L) per 1,000 Patient Days in 2009 (n)*Blood Glucose Values <50 mg/dL (<2.8 mmol/L) per 1,000 Patient Days in 2014 (n)*
Long-acting or mixed insulin 44.1 37.6 5.02 1.96 
IV regular insulin to treat high potassium 18.3 0.89 
Rapid-acting analog insulin, nutritional or corrective 2.2 11.8 0.24 0.61 
Sulfonylurea 31.2 12.9 3.55 0.67 
Organ failure and/or sepsis 4.3 9.7 0.49 0.50 
Titratable IV insulin, set rate IV insulin for diabetic ketoacidosis, or insulin pump 14 8.6 1.59 0.45 
Other, no exogenous agent 4.3 2.2 0.49 0.22 
Total 100 100 11.38 5.20 
Precipitating FactorBlood Glucose Values <50 mg/dL (<2.8 mmol/L) in 2009 (%)Blood Glucose Values <50 mg/dL (<2.8 mmol/L) in 2014 (%)Blood Glucose Values <50 mg/dL (<2.8 mmol/L) per 1,000 Patient Days in 2009 (n)*Blood Glucose Values <50 mg/dL (<2.8 mmol/L) per 1,000 Patient Days in 2014 (n)*
Long-acting or mixed insulin 44.1 37.6 5.02 1.96 
IV regular insulin to treat high potassium 18.3 0.89 
Rapid-acting analog insulin, nutritional or corrective 2.2 11.8 0.24 0.61 
Sulfonylurea 31.2 12.9 3.55 0.67 
Organ failure and/or sepsis 4.3 9.7 0.49 0.50 
Titratable IV insulin, set rate IV insulin for diabetic ketoacidosis, or insulin pump 14 8.6 1.59 0.45 
Other, no exogenous agent 4.3 2.2 0.49 0.22 
Total 100 100 11.38 5.20 
*

In 2009, there were 8,174 adult inpatient days between 16 January and 7 February; in 2014, there were 17,878 adult inpatient days between 28 March and 16 May.

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