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After asking their patients if they had been hospitalized at any time or for any reason during the past year, the Nashville researchers determined that the hospitalization rate was 21.1% for patients with diabetes. Hospitalization rates did not vary with type of diabetes, age, or sex. However, it was found that the type 2s taking insulin had a higher rate of hospitalization than the type 2s not taking insulin.
Of those admitted to the hospital:
The researchers hope these statistics can help reduce hospitalization rates by targeting intervention toward high-risk groups.
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This information was presented at the 55th Annual ADA Meeting and Scientific Sessions in Atlanta in June 1995.
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