A Pragmatic Approach to Inpatient Diabetes Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mary Korytkowski, MD, describes the effects of diabetes in hospitalized patients with COVID-19.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: 

  • Relate the prevalence of diabetes in hospitalized patients with COVID-19
  • Explain the contribution of diabetes and hyperglycemia to adverse outcomes in hospitalized patients with diabetes and COVID-19
  • Modify glycemic management protocols for hospitalized patients with DM and COVID-19
  • Describe the potential use of continuous glucose monitoring devices in patients with diabetes and COVID-19


No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.com and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 3/4/2021 | Last Modified On: 8/14/2023 | Expires: 8/14/2024


March 4, 2021


August 14, 2024

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Mary Korytkowski, MD, FACS

Mary Korytkowski, MD, FACS

Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Director, Quality Improvement, Division of Endocrinology

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